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Archive for July, 2014

Managing Overabundant White-Tailed Deer: Is it Time to Consider Regulated Commercial Harvest?

Managing Overabundant White-Tailed Deer: Is it Time to Consider Regulated Commercial Harvest?

| July 31, 2014

Abstract: Dramatic growth in the population of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in North America, coupled with declines in the number of deer hunters and limited hunter access have challenged our ability to manage deer populations through regulated recreational hunting. Efficacy of contemporary control methods, especially non-lethal methods, are limited and have been ineffective at reducing […]

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Staying in control

Staying in control

| July 31, 2014

The times they are a’changing are the words from a song by Bob Dylan and, without doubt, change is a fact of life. It is how we respond to it that makes the difference. In the world of weed, pest and disease control in the UK, recent policy changes and legislation, linked especially to the […]

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International news in brief – May/June 2014

International news in brief – May/June 2014

| July 30, 2014

US: NPMA block proposed changes to termite treatment code Definition of Green Termite Treatment Defeated At the International Code Council (ICC) Hearings in Memphis on Sunday, NPMA prevented a proposed change to the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The IgCC is a model construction code used in combination with the ICC commercial codes, such as […]

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Tree care package to preserve iconic palm trees

Tree care package to preserve iconic palm trees

| July 30, 2014

A new Syngenta tree care package could now save southern Europe’s iconic palm trees from the devastating effects of the Red Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus). The treatment, which involves direct micro-injection of a targeted insecticide into the trunk of affected trees, has been fully approved in France and granted emergency approval to tackle the increasing […]

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Second attempt to eradicate OPM by aerial spraying

Second attempt to eradicate OPM by aerial spraying

| July 30, 2014

Aerial spraying of insecticide which took place over West Berkshire, United Kingdom (UK) in May 2013 against oak processionary moth (Thaumetopoea processionae) (OPM) will be repeated in May 2014 said the Forestry Commission (FC) in a surprise snap announcement on 1st May 2014. Given the furore created by last year’s aerial application of the biological […]

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Testing the Goodnature E2 Rodent Trap in Tata Steel Zoological Park, India

Testing the Goodnature E2 Rodent Trap in Tata Steel Zoological Park, India

| July 25, 2014

There are 4000 species of mammals, of which about 1700 are rodents. However not all rodent species are commensal pests. About 150 species have been defined as a commensal at some time or another, though only 20 could be termed important in connection with post-harvest losses. The number of species occurring in and around human […]

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