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Archive for August, 2014

International news in brief – July/August 2014

International news in brief – July/August 2014

| August 22, 2014

EU & USA: NPMA & CEPA announce joint initiative The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and are partnering to offer the first Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety which will be held 3-5 June 2015 at the Juan-les-Pins Conference Centre […]

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Natural crop trait enhancement with microbial teams

Natural crop trait enhancement with microbial teams

| August 22, 2014

In a world that is facing rapid population growth, global climate volatility, and increasing environmental damage, revolutionary crop protection methods and production models are an urgent necessity. In recent years, microbial solutions have garnered much interest and research for this purpose. Several microbial products have proven effective for protecting crops and increasing yields, thereby adding […]

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Combined Agency to Safeguard Animal and Plant Health

Combined Agency to Safeguard Animal and Plant Health

| August 22, 2014

A combined agency will start work autumn 2014 to ensure government is “better equipped” to prevent the spread of animal and plant diseases. The Animal and Plant Health Agency will begin on 1 October 2014 to equip the government to prevent the spread of animal and plant diseases, and to respond to emergencies. Chris Hadkiss […]

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Biorational solutions to fruit fly species of economic importance

Biorational solutions to fruit fly species of economic importance

| August 22, 2014

The Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata is ranked as the most economically important fruit fly worldwide. In Mediterranean countries alone, the economic impact is estimated at US$192m. In Tunisia its presence causes up to 50% yield losses of peaches, with quality losses estimated at US$0.52m in 2009. The second species of highest significance is the […]

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Biologicals: A stronger case for permanent status in the IPM program

Biologicals: A stronger case for permanent status in the IPM program

| August 22, 2014

The rotation of different active ingredients with different modes of action is a paramount tactic to prevent insecticide resistance (Civolani et al. 2014). Integrated pest management (IPM) programs emphasize the use of multiple tactics (chemical, biological, mechanical, etc.) to control pest populations. While combining these tactics can provide sustainable and efficacious pest suppression, many insecticides […]

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Company Profile…LAM International paradigm shift: developing  the next generation of biopesticides

Company Profile…LAM International paradigm shift: developing the next generation of biopesticides

| August 19, 2014

LAM International, the USA parent corporation of Laverlam International and Mycotech in Butte, Montana, specializes in the research, field development and commercialization of biopesticides for the global agricultural pest market. The company sells its products through as network of distributors, which include several multinationals, in more than thirty countries, spread across five continents. Actively expanding […]

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International Pest Control – July/August 2014 – Vol56, Nr.4

International Pest Control – July/August 2014 – Vol56, Nr.4

| August 19, 2014

As I write, it is mid-summer and it has for once been a long and memorable, warm and dry period for the UK. An early spring and summer brings with it mixed fortunes; the benefit of early harvests for some, the increase in pest presence for others. This month we look at the expanding market […]

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Call ahead and send preset notifications to customers with New Service Pro Module for ServSuite.

Call ahead and send preset notifications to customers with New Service Pro Module for ServSuite.

| August 13, 2014

Columbus, OH (E- Release) – Keeping up with the trend of regular improvements of the ServSuite software, Service Pro (www.ServicePro.com) have released a new module. The ServSuite Notifications Module allows service companies to notify their customers of impending services. Notifications are an automated Call Ahead feature that provides customizable pre-recorded service reminders to help users […]

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The efficacy of SPLAT lures in mass trapping the coconut beetle, <em>Oryctes rhinocerous</em>

The efficacy of SPLAT lures in mass trapping the coconut beetle, Oryctes rhinocerous

| August 5, 2014

The Coconut rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros, is a pest which attacks the developing fronds of coconut, oil palm, and other landscape and decorative palms in Asia. Damaged fronds show typical triangular cuts. The beetle has the capacity to kill palm trees, particularly newly planted ones, when the growing point is destroyed by feeding. The larvae […]

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Larval Source Management: A Supplement Measure for Marlaria Control

Larval Source Management: A Supplement Measure for Marlaria Control

| August 4, 2014

Introduction: Malaria, a parasitic disease transmitted by female Anopheles mosquitoes, has for millennia been a major cause of human illness and death. The disease remains a significant global public health problem, with over 3.4 billion people at risk and 627,000 estimated deaths in 2012 (WHO, 2013a). Renewed international attention has led to great progress in […]

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