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Archive for August, 2016

Insecticide Resistance: Are We Losing the Battle to Control the Mosquito Vectors of Malaria?

Insecticide Resistance: Are We Losing the Battle to Control the Mosquito Vectors of Malaria?

| August 25, 2016

In the twenty first century malaria still holds a terrible grip on the lives of millions, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. However, since the turn of the millennium there has been a 40% reduction in the incidence of clinical disease, averting an estimated 663 million clinical cases. It has been estimated that the majority of this […]

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Assessing the Optimum Droplet Size for Controlling Dubas Bug on Date Palm in the Sultanate of Oman When Applying an Insecticide Spray from an Aircraft

Assessing the Optimum Droplet Size for Controlling Dubas Bug on Date Palm in the Sultanate of Oman When Applying an Insecticide Spray from an Aircraft

| August 25, 2016

Dubas bug is considered to be the key pest for Date Palm in Oman, based on the total area infested, severity of the infestation and economic damage caused during the last four decades. Dubas bug adults and nymphs suck plant sap and coat leaf surfaces with honeydew leading to sooty mould development, both of which […]

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The Conservation Farming Unit: A Force for Agricultural Change in Zambia

The Conservation Farming Unit: A Force for Agricultural Change in Zambia

| August 25, 2016

The Conservation Farming Unit (CFU), a not for profit company, was set up in Zambia more than 20 years ago with one aim – to promote Conservation Farming (CF) to small and medium scale farmers in Zambia. Since its inception in 1995 the CFU has not altered in this aim. With the backing of the […]

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BioConsortia Welcomes Top Scientists to its Science Advisory Board

BioConsortia Welcomes Top Scientists to its Science Advisory Board

| August 24, 2016

BioConsortia Inc., innovator of microbial solutions for natural plant trait enhancement and crop yield improvement, announces that it has further boosted its R&D breadth and expertise with the addition of three world class experts to its Scientific Advisory Board. All three are renowned leaders in their respective fields of research and each brings exceptional experience […]

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Hassle-Free rodent control for professional pest control

Hassle-Free rodent control for professional pest control

| August 24, 2016

The pest control industry is undergoing one of its biggest legislative changes in decades, and product choice looks like being more important than ever. In the UK, for example, legislation is being phased in which will effectively mean that only professional pest controllers who hold an approved CRRU training certificate can purchase or use products […]

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Taking droplet size measurements to the field

Taking droplet size measurements to the field

| August 17, 2016

To most users of pesticides, the key information on the label is the dose of active ingredient or actual product to be applied per hectare. Little information has been given on the spray volume or spray quality required. Historically, many pesticides were applied in large volumes of water to wet all the plants surfaces. As […]

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International Pest Control – July/August 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.4

International Pest Control – July/August 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.4

| August 10, 2016

Can 2016 become any more unpredictable or unsafe? It’s great when an event such as Wales qualifying for the semi-finals of the Euro2016 tournament can bring a smile to some peoples’ faces and less good when others manipulate situations for some cause or their own gain, contributing to suffering and loss of life. Recent events […]

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What is resistance (and why does it matter?)

What is resistance (and why does it matter?)

| August 10, 2016

In the 1920’s, cattle farmers in Alberta, Wisconsin started to lose cattle to minor routine procedures like castrations and dehorning. These normally simple procedures were frequently ending in the death of the animal through major haemorrhaging. It turned out that the sweet-clover feed, that the animals had been eating, had been naturally producing a chemical […]

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International news in brief – July/August 2016 issue

International news in brief – July/August 2016 issue

| August 10, 2016

USA: Rentokil acquires Residex In early July, Rentokil Initial plc announced details of its continued expansion in North America with the acquisition of pest control and turf products distribution business Residex LLC for US$30m. Residex is the largest independent products distribution company in the US, with annualised revenues for the 12 months prior to acquisition […]

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