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Archive for April, 2014

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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Secret life of avocado anthracnose

Secret life of avocado anthracnose

| April 27, 2014

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

| April 26, 2014

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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International news in brief – March/April 2014

International news in brief – March/April 2014

| April 26, 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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International Pest Control – March/April 2014 – Vol.56, Nr.2

International Pest Control – March/April 2014 – Vol.56, Nr.2

| April 26, 2014

No two years are ever the same and in the weather situation in Europe has lead to some challenging conditions in the world of pest control. Whether you are struggling to cope with moss in sports turf, early larval activity in orchards or the first houseflies of summer, an early Spring always brings challenges on […]

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Service Pro Inc. Announces Commercial Mobile Application for ServSuite on iOS, Android, and Windows Tablets

Service Pro Inc. Announces Commercial Mobile Application for ServSuite on iOS, Android, and Windows Tablets

| April 9, 2014

Service Pro Inc. a trusted resource for enterprise class Pest Control Software (www.theservicepro.net) and leader in mobile application development for PCO’s worldwide is proud to announce their newest version of ServSuite Mobile for Commercial Applications.  This version will extend all of the operational efficiencies that customers currently expect from ServSuite Mobile, but will now offer […]

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Measures to Prevent Entry of Citrus Pests ‘Appropriate’

Measures to Prevent Entry of Citrus Pests ‘Appropriate’

| April 2, 2014

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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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

| April 2, 2014

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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