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Archive for September, 2013

International pest news in brief – September/October 2013 issue

International pest news in brief – September/October 2013 issue

| September 30, 2013

UK: UAV spotted  over Shropshire A flight demonstration of several unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has taken place at Shropshire’s Harper Adams University. UAVs, which can be remote controlled or can fly autonomously based on pre-programmed flight plans, collect large amounts of imagery data and video in a short period of time which has the potential […]

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International Pest Control – September/October 2013 – Vol.55, Nr.5

International Pest Control – September/October 2013 – Vol.55, Nr.5

| September 30, 2013

Whichever your pest interest, we have a diverse and broad range of subjects in this issue. Scorpions are not often covered in pest control papers and whilst not a global pest you may encounter these if you travel abroad. Our Technical Consultant Clive Boase provides an insight. In agriculture, rusts diseases make a very significant […]

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Advances in flying insect control improve food  safety

Advances in flying insect control improve food safety

| September 19, 2013

The  European horse meat scandal dominated  food  safety  headlines in  2013.  How  the  supply  chain became contaminated is still a topic for debate and the controversy will no doubt rage on in boardrooms around the world. In the wider context of legislation, the Food Safety Modernisation Act introduced by  the  FDA in  2011  is  impacting  […]

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China – Focus on a Growing Market – Part 4 Final – Beyond Agriculture – an increasing market in China

China – Focus on a Growing Market – Part 4 Final – Beyond Agriculture – an increasing market in China

| September 18, 2013

What is Beyond Agriculture? Beyond Agriculture is the phrase used in China and increasingly worldwide to describe the markets known by many as “Non Crop Markets”. The global market for pesticide products Beyond Agriculture is already valued at US$ 25 billion and currently growing at a faster rate than crop protection. China is one of […]

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China – Focus on a Growing Market – Part 3 – Looking to the future in pest management

China – Focus on a Growing Market – Part 3 – Looking to the future in pest management

| September 18, 2013

Welcome to the fastest growing pest management market on the planet!  This could easily have been the wording on the sign hanging over the registration area for the 2012 Chinese National Pest Management Congress held in Nanjing China in late March. Over 500 delegates attended, included Chinese service companies, suppliers, academics and key people from […]

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China – Focus on a Growing Market – Part 2 – Rob Fryatt interviews – Huang Xiao Yun of the Chinese Pest Control Association.

China – Focus on a Growing Market – Part 2 – Rob Fryatt interviews – Huang Xiao Yun of the Chinese Pest Control Association.

| September 18, 2013

You may well be reading this edition as FAOPMA holds its Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Convention Centre in Adelaide, Australia. One important and influential lady who will be attending will be Ms Huang (Huang Xiao Yun) the  Deputy  Director  of  the  Chinese Pest  Control Association.    Since  the CACARSI  (Chinese  Association  for the Control […]

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China – Focus on a Growing Market – Part 1 – a special perspective

China – Focus on a Growing Market – Part 1 – a special perspective

| September 18, 2013

China means different things to different people. Maybe the spectacle of the Olympic ceremonies or perhaps the economy now known as The World’s Factory. Many International Pest Control subscribers and readers may have already visited the country that will become the world’s largest economy sometime during the next decade, but for many more in our […]

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MI-Dengue: A novel tool for dengue vector monitoring in Brazil

MI-Dengue: A novel tool for dengue vector monitoring in Brazil

| September 1, 2013

Recent estimates predict over 300 million cases of dengue fever occur every year, transmitted by the Aedes sp. mosquito vector. The disease causes high fevers, headaches, muscle pain, and a characteristic rash. In severe cases, the disease can progress to dengue hemorrhagic fever, resulting in bleeding and blood plasma leakage, and even death. Brazil is […]

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