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IPC – BPCA PestEx 2015 Poster Competition Results

IPC – BPCA PestEx 2015 Poster Competition Results

| March 31, 2015

Congratulations to Britanny Campbell in winning the IPC-BPCA PestEx 2015 poster competition. Abstract of the winning entry. Insecticide Resistance in Bed Bug, Cimex lectularius, Eggs and First Instars Brittany E. Campbell1and Dini M. Miller2 1University of Florida, Department of Entomology, Gainesville, FL, US 2Virginia Tech, Department of Entomology, Blacksburg, VA, US Bed bugs continue to […]

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Biology, Ecology and Management of the Longhorn Date Palm Stem Borer <em> Jebusaea Hammerschmidti </em> (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Biology, Ecology and Management of the Longhorn Date Palm Stem Borer Jebusaea Hammerschmidti (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

| March 4, 2015

Phoenix dactylifera, the date palm, is a multipurpose crop with high economic value. There are over 100 million date palms worldwide of which, 60% are in the Arab world. The date palm stem-borer (DPB) Jebusea hammerschmidti (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) is an important pest of date palm in the Middle East, North Africa and India. The beetle […]

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Evolution of Agricultural Aviation in Brazil

Evolution of Agricultural Aviation in Brazil

| March 4, 2015

Brazil has experienced an enormous investment and expansion in agriculture over the last 5 years with the opening up of large farms in various regions of the country. As an example, according to DERAL (2013), the total production of soybeans in Brazil increased by 27.5% from 2009 to 2013, while the average growth in total […]

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GHANA IPM PROGRAMME: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

GHANA IPM PROGRAMME: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

| March 4, 2015

Recent developments have shown that Integrated Pest Management (IPM) could be more practical and field oriented to the benefits of the ordinary farmer. The authors have personally come to accept the fact that promoting IPM is also about empowering users to engage in competitive and sustainable agricultural and horticultural production with long-term positive impacts on […]

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