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Company Profile…ICB Pharma – Formulating innovative physical solutions for global pest management

Company Profile…ICB Pharma – Formulating innovative physical solutions for global pest management

| February 21, 2016

ICB Pharma is a Polish company that has been dealing with protecting people and animals against biological threats, as well as providing agrochemical solutions in agricultural situations and in plant cultivation. The company is a continuation of a long-lasting family tradition that was initiated by Professor Wojchiech Alojz Świętosławski who was, inter alia, Professor at […]

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International Pest Control – January/February 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.1

International Pest Control – January/February 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.1

| February 21, 2016

IPC has been delivering the latest in news, views and technological developments in pest management for 57 years. In that time, we have made a few changes to improve the presentation and refresh our image. This year we start 2016 with a new front cover and section icons to help navigate your way through the […]

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Is there a vacuum in your professional service?

Is there a vacuum in your professional service?

| February 21, 2016

Pest management professionals (PMPs) offer a different service to those engaged in hygiene enterprises and there may be a view that using a vacuum equates with duties provided by such cleaning and janitorial services companies. Clearing an area of debris to assess current pest activity should be the job of a PMP. Leaving behind insect […]

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Refuge-in-the-Bag Strategy for Managing Insect Resistance to BT Maize

Refuge-in-the-Bag Strategy for Managing Insect Resistance to BT Maize

| February 9, 2016

Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a common soil-dwelling bacterium, which can produce insecticidal proteins. Most of these Bt proteins are specifically toxic to some insect pests. Sprayable Bt insecticide formulations have been used for control of agricultural and health pests for many years, especially in organic farming. Bt insecticides are considered safe to the environment, people, […]

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Perspective: Consider Removing ‘Inherited’ from Definitions of Pesticide Resistance

Perspective: Consider Removing ‘Inherited’ from Definitions of Pesticide Resistance

| February 9, 2016

When an organism that had previously been controlled by a treatment is no longer controlled by that treatment, the grower considers the organism to be resistant. If equally susceptible pests were controlled in the same field, with the same treatment, I would consider that grower is correct, but this may not be the case due […]

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Dust Emission from Pesticide Treated Seeds During Seed Drilling

Dust Emission from Pesticide Treated Seeds During Seed Drilling

| February 9, 2016

Dressing seeds with pesticides is a widespread and effective way to control pests using smaller doses with potentially less harmful side effects. The technology also makes it possible to combine different applications into only one sowing procedure, helping to reduce the use of fuel, the risks of soil erosion and compression, and thus assisting low […]

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Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes in the US

Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes in the US

| February 5, 2016

With the recent revolution in molecular biology many desirable traits can now be engineered into in a wide range of organisms. Genetic engineering of plants and animals is becoming a standard and powerful tool to improve and protect crops and prevent diseases. Transgenic plants have driven the regulatory landscape so far, but other organisms are […]

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An Analysis of the Biopesticide Market Now and Where it is Going

An Analysis of the Biopesticide Market Now and Where it is Going

| February 5, 2016

Biopesticide use began in the late 1800s with fungal spores used to control insect pests. One of the first documented cases of biopesticide use was by Agostine Bassi, who in 1835 demonstrated that spores of the white-muscadine fungus (Beauveria bassiana) could protect silkworms from disease. Since then, biopesticide use has continued uninterrupted through modern agricultural […]

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Aerial Applications in the USA

Aerial Applications in the USA

| February 5, 2016

The application of pesticides by air, or aerial application, is an efficient and effective means of spraying in variety of situations. Agricultural aircraft are designed and set up specifically for the purpose of making both liquid and dry applications. This article will focus on liquid applications. There are two primary advantages to aerial application over […]

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