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Archive for September, 2015

Understanding essential quality characteristics of mattress and box spring bed bug encasements

Understanding essential quality characteristics of mattress and box spring bed bug encasements

| September 18, 2015

Bed bug encasements are an essential part of any complete bed bug service package because of their ability to prevent reinfestation of the property once you have effectively treated and eliminated any live insects. Encasements then cut off from their food supply, the human host and any bed bugs that may be hidden in harborage […]

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Developing a Chlorfluazuron Based Insecticides Bait for Multiple Termite Species

Developing a Chlorfluazuron Based Insecticides Bait for Multiple Termite Species

| September 15, 2015

Dr Partho Dhang Abstract: The pressure for better environmental stewardship is forcing the chemical industry to look for safer formulations and much safer application techniques. Insecticidal baits are unique formulations which have combined information from insect sensory physiology, gustatory chemistry, semiochemicals and many more. Baits are target specific and allow easy application, thus being recognized […]

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Augmenting the Efficacy of Fungal and Mycotoxin Control <em>via</em> Chemosensitization

Augmenting the Efficacy of Fungal and Mycotoxin Control via Chemosensitization

| September 11, 2015

Mycotoxins, fungicides and crop production Infection of crops by fungal pathogens, especially those that produce mycotoxins, e.g., aflatoxins, fumonisins, zearalenone, patulin, ochratoxins, etc., is problematic because effective fungicides for eliminating mycotoxigenic fungi, especially fungicide-resistant pathogens, are sometimes very limited. Recent data showed that mycotoxin contamination damages around 25% of global food and feed crop production […]

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<em>Wolbachia</em> Bacteria and Biocontrol of Arboviral Diseases

Wolbachia Bacteria and Biocontrol of Arboviral Diseases

| September 11, 2015

Introduction Arboviruses (arthropod-borne viruses) are transmitted by arthropod vectors such as mosquitoes and ticks and cause significantly human morbidity and mortality. There are more than 80 different arboviruses that are known human pathogens with dengue virus (DENV) having the greatest impact on humans. DENV is within the genus Flavivirus that also includes medically important viruses […]

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Some Aspects of Designing and Developing Higher Performing Hydraulic nozzles for Ground Crop Sprayers in the UK

Some Aspects of Designing and Developing Higher Performing Hydraulic nozzles for Ground Crop Sprayers in the UK

| September 11, 2015

Personal involvement in application research prior to developing higher performing nozzles For over 20 years as Application Specialist for Ciba-Geigy UK Ltd, a significant part of my job included field trials with Ciba-Geigy products applied with novel application techniques supplied by equipment manufacturers. If the new technique showed some advantage and was at least as […]

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Feed the Future IPM innovation Lab: A Critical Role in Global Food Security

Feed the Future IPM innovation Lab: A Critical Role in Global Food Security

| September 11, 2015

The need:food security The World Food Summit of 1966 defined “food security” as existing “when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life.” Food insecurity is part of a continuum that includes hunger (food deprivation), malnutrition (deficiencies, imbalances, or excess of nutrients) and […]

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