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About ServSuite University

About ServSuite University

Take Hold of Knowledge to Grow with ServSuite ServSuite University is a unique opportunity to learn, in-depth, all that ServSuite pest control software has to offer and what new developments have been made. Informative seminars, interaction with other ServSuite users, and a fun learning opportunity make ServSuite University the yearly event you will not want […]

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International news in brief – March/April 2014

International news in brief – March/April 2014

Panama: Release of GM mosquitoes to combat dengue Thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes are to be released in three communities near Panama City, in an attempt to stop the spread of dengue virus. The engineered mosquitoes carry genes that arrest the vector mosquito’s cycle of development, disrupting the male mosquitoes’ reproductive capability so their offspring […]

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Measures to Prevent Entry of Citrus Pests ‘Appropriate’

Measures to Prevent Entry of Citrus Pests ‘Appropriate’

Existing measures are effective at protecting the EU from two serious diseases that attack citrus plants. That is the conclusion of risk assessments carried out by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on Phyllosticta citricarpa, the organism which causes citrus black spot, and Xanthomonas citri, which causes citrus canker. Both pathogens present a risk to […]

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Public Health

Reducing the incidence of malaria: Are we adopting the right approach?

Reducing the incidence of malaria: Are we adopting the right approach?

Once indoor residual spraying (IRS) was considered to be the answer for the control of the malaria vector, Anopheline mosquitoes, as it drastically reduced the number of cases of malaria, when DDT was applied to wall surfaces. When the mosquito vectors became resistant to DDT, the policy of IRS was dropped and eventually replaced by […]

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Vaccine offers new mode of protection against malaria

Vaccine offers new mode of protection against malaria

A novel malaria vaccine developed at Oxford University has shown promising results in the first clinical trial to test whether it can protect people against the mosquito-borne disease. The trial was carried out in Oxford by researchers led by Professor Adrian Hill of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University, along with colleagues from the biotechnology […]

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Facing the resistance crisis in Malaria Control by developing and evaluating “Resistance-Breaking” products

Facing the resistance crisis in Malaria Control by developing and evaluating “Resistance-Breaking” products

Prevention of malaria is best achieved by controlling the mosquito vector which, today in Africa relies almost entirely on the use of residual insecticides inside the home. Wide scale implementation of tools such as indoor residual spraying (IRS) and long lasting insecticide impregnated bednets (LLINs) have led to impressive decreases in malaria transmission in some […]

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Agriculture

Secret life of avocado anthracnose

Secret life of avocado anthracnose

Avocado originates in the New World with first cultivation thousands of years ago at high elevations in Mexico and Guatemala. Today’s single biggest producters remain in the New World (e.g. United States and Mexico) but avocado are also produced in commercial quantities throughout the tropics and sub tropics including India, South East Asia, West Africa, […]

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Company Profile….Certis Europe – crop protection solution provider

Company Profile….Certis Europe – crop protection solution provider

Crop protection includes a wide range of techniques from cultural control through to whole management systems. Many factors, not least the crop and the conditions in which it is produced, feature in the choice of methods and products used by farmers and growers to ensure the production of a healthy crop and quality output. The […]

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The effect of hydraulic nozzles on the deposition of <em>Steinernema feltiae</em> through a crop canopy

The effect of hydraulic nozzles on the deposition of Steinernema feltiae through a crop canopy

Growers strive to minimise the impact of crop pests in order to increase yield and quality of horticultural products supplied to an exacting market.  A wide array of crop pests such as Frankinella occidentalis, Delia radicum and Thrips tabaci can be controlled at the larval stage with soil applications of entomopathogenic nematodes. Two techniques exist […]

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Forestry

Tropical epiphytes and collateral control with copper fungicide

Tropical epiphytes and collateral control with copper fungicide

 Weeds are plants growing in the wrong place at the wrong time. Grasses and broadleaved weeds grow under and around trees to compete with their root systems for water and nutrients, and in the case of tall vigorously growing weeds around small stature trees for light and space as well. ‘Lower’ plants like lichens, mosses […]

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Alert over caterpillar pest in London and Berkshire

Alert over caterpillar pest in London and Berkshire

People in parts of London and South East England are being reminded this Spring by the Forestry Commission, Public Health England and local authorities not to touch caterpillars of the Oak Processionary Moth, which are beginning to emerge in oak trees in these locations. They are also advised to keep children, pets and livestock away […]

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Hypovirulence hope for management of sweet chestnut blight

Hypovirulence hope for management of sweet chestnut blight

In 2012 sweet chestnut blight, caused by the fungus Cryphonectria parasitica, was found for the first time in the United Kingdom (UK) on trees imported from France in 2007 and planted at two sites, one in Warwickshire in the West Midlands and the other in East Sussex in southern England. If the UK plant health […]

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Special Features

Reducing the incidence of malaria: Are we adopting the right approach?

Reducing the incidence of malaria: Are we adopting the right approach?

Once indoor residual spraying (IRS) was considered to be the answer for the control of the malaria vector, Anopheline mosquitoes, as it drastically reduced the number of cases of malaria, when DDT was applied to wall surfaces. When the mosquito vectors became resistant to DDT, the policy of IRS was dropped and eventually replaced by […]

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Vaccine offers new mode of protection against malaria

Vaccine offers new mode of protection against malaria

A novel malaria vaccine developed at Oxford University has shown promising results in the first clinical trial to test whether it can protect people against the mosquito-borne disease. The trial was carried out in Oxford by researchers led by Professor Adrian Hill of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University, along with colleagues from the biotechnology […]

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Company Profile….Certis Europe – crop protection solution provider

Company Profile….Certis Europe – crop protection solution provider

Crop protection includes a wide range of techniques from cultural control through to whole management systems. Many factors, not least the crop and the conditions in which it is produced, feature in the choice of methods and products used by farmers and growers to ensure the production of a healthy crop and quality output. The […]

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Amenity Horticulture

Stink Bug Traps in Gardens may Increase Damage to Tomatoes

Stink Bug Traps in Gardens may Increase Damage to Tomatoes

The invasive brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an important pest of fruits and vegetables. To counter them, some home gardeners use pheromone-baited traps that are designed to attract, trap, and kill them. However, new research from entomologists at the University of Maryland suggests that the traps may actually increase stink bug damage to […]

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Himalayan Balsam and its control on the River Monnow in Herefordshire and Monmouthshire

Himalayan Balsam and its control on the River Monnow in Herefordshire and Monmouthshire

Himalayan Balsam Impatiens glandulifera is sometimes cultivated for its flowers but is now widely established in counties such as the British Isles and the United States and in some situations has become an invasive species weed. Aggressive seed dispersal, coupled with high nectar production which attracts pollinators, often allows the Himalayan Balsam to outcompete native […]

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Scientists make turfgrass safer for animals but deadly for insects

Scientists make turfgrass safer for animals but deadly for insects

The right combination of compounds produced by a beneficial fungus could lead to grasses that require fewer pesticides and are safer for wildlife and grazing animals, according to Purdue University scientists. Neotyphodium is a fungus called an endophyte. It lives symbiotically, feeding off many species of grasses while providing the grass with protection from insects […]

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International Pest Control – May/June 2014 – Vol56, Nr.3

International Pest Control – May/June 2014 – Vol56, Nr.3

| June 26, 2014

As an applied entomologist, sometimes keeping abreast of the latest pest management developments, can involve going beyond my comfort zone.  This month you can read about the ambition that lies behind this innovative bird control solution. It was at Eurocido earlier this year that I encountered the robotic birds of prey as presented by Nico […]

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Service  Pro Inc. Creates  Layered Approach to Ensure  Security

Service Pro Inc. Creates Layered Approach to Ensure Security

| May 20, 2014

Columbus, OH (E- Release) – After latest security threat for Internet Explorer users, Service Pro Inc. published a blog post on their company web site – reminding customers they are a company dedicated to security. With ServSuite being the first multi-browser supporting enterprise software in their industry for 10 years now, Service Pro Inc. has […]

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About ServSuite University

About ServSuite University

| May 6, 2014

Take Hold of Knowledge to Grow with ServSuite ServSuite University is a unique opportunity to learn, in-depth, all that ServSuite pest control software has to offer and what new developments have been made. Informative seminars, interaction with other ServSuite users, and a fun learning opportunity make ServSuite University the yearly event you will not want […]

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ServSuite University 2014 Announced!

ServSuite University 2014 Announced!

| April 30, 2014

After our event last year we sent out a survey as to where our customers would like to see University 2014. You spoke and we listened and we are all excited for ServSuite University this year. We had a lot of fantastic feedback from our nearly 200 guests last year. Attendees really liked the classes, […]

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Reducing the incidence of malaria: Are we adopting the right approach?

Reducing the incidence of malaria: Are we adopting the right approach?

| April 30, 2014

Once indoor residual spraying (IRS) was considered to be the answer for the control of the malaria vector, Anopheline mosquitoes, as it drastically reduced the number of cases of malaria, when DDT was applied to wall surfaces. When the mosquito vectors became resistant to DDT, the policy of IRS was dropped and eventually replaced by […]

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Vaccine offers new mode of protection against malaria

Vaccine offers new mode of protection against malaria

| April 27, 2014

A novel malaria vaccine developed at Oxford University has shown promising results in the first clinical trial to test whether it can protect people against the mosquito-borne disease. The trial was carried out in Oxford by researchers led by Professor Adrian Hill of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University, along with colleagues from the biotechnology […]

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