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Advances in Precision Farming Technologies for Crop Protection

Advances in Precision Farming Technologies for Crop Protection

| August 31, 2017

Precision farming involves the collection of data by observation and measurement, and the subsequent response. Sensing is key to the collection of data; whether this is remote from space by satellites, by aircraft or drones, or by proximal sensors used on the ground, mounted on vehicles or otherwise. Responses are increasingly automated and data are […]

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Integrated Management of Soybean Pests: The Example of Brazil

Integrated Management of Soybean Pests: The Example of Brazil

| August 31, 2017

Soybean [Glycine max] is the most commercialized agricultural product in Brazil, which stands out in the world ranking as the second largest producer of this protein and oilseed crop. Cultivated throughout the country and with prospects of expanding into the North and Northeast, it has become the most important commodity in Brazilian agribusiness. Among the […]

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International news in brief – July/August 2017 issue

International news in brief – July/August 2017 issue

| August 29, 2017

Germany: Revolutionizing the use of crop protection products Bayer and the Israeli company Netafim are joining forces to enhance the application of crop protection products using a new approach called “DripByDrip”. Both water and crop protection products are distributed throughout the fields via the drip irrigation system and then delivered directly to the roots of […]

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Company Profile…Curtis Gilmour a leading global pest control products manufacturer

Company Profile…Curtis Gilmour a leading global pest control products manufacturer

| August 26, 2017

With over 200 years of combined experience in the pest management industry, few are likely to have heard of Curtis Gilmour. Consider the names of their group companies however, which includes B&G Equipment Company (Georgia USA), Curtis Dyna-Fog (Indianapolis, USA), Agrisense Industrial Monitoring Ltd (Wales, UK) and Silvandersson Sweden AB (Knared, Sweden) then the depth […]

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International Pest Control – July/August 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.4

International Pest Control – July/August 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.4

| August 26, 2017

Innovations in vector management are like the proverbial London bus. You wait for ages for one to come along and then three appear all at once. Or so it seems, as we were compiling this issue and almost simultaneously received details from three of the major players in this market, BASF, Bayer and Sumitomo, who […]

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IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist

IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist

| August 17, 2017

IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist October 2015 Softback 208 Pages ISBN 9780996667401 Designed as a study guide for those pursuing the ACE (Associate Certified Entomologists) program run by the Entomological Society of America. Founded in 1889, the ESA has nearly 7,000 members today. IPM for the Urban […]

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Urban Insect Pests

Urban Insect Pests

| August 17, 2017

Urban Insect Pests: Sustainable Management Strategies September 2014 Hardback 249 Pages ISBN 9781780642758 With 15 chapters and 21 contributing authors, this book is a completely current review of best pest management strategies with, in addition to the expected chapters on headline pests such as bedbugs, also considers among other chapter titles, ants, termites, mosquitoes, filth […]

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The Manual of Biocontrol Agents (5th Edition)

The Manual of Biocontrol Agents (5th Edition)

| August 17, 2017

The Manual of Biocontrol Agents (5th Edition) June 2014 Hardback 304 Pages ISBN 9781901396874 The British Crop Production Council (BCPC) is a non-profit-making organisation and for over 50 years it has developed an international reputation for sound science in the fields of agriculture, food and the environment. Its conferences, publications and working groups bring together […]

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Urban pest management: an environmental perspective

Urban pest management: an environmental perspective

| August 17, 2017

Urban pest management: an environmental perspective October 2011 Hardback 248 pages ISBN 9781845938031 The book consists of a series of chapters, each written by a different author. The choice of chapter topics ranges from the control of specific pests (e.g. bed bugs, mosquitoes, termites), pest control in specific environments (e.g. schools, low-income housing), the use […]

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Pesticide drift and the pursuit of environmental justice

Pesticide drift and the pursuit of environmental justice

| August 17, 2017

Pesticide drift and the pursuit of environmental justice 2011 Paperback, Hardback, e-book 296 Pages ISBN 9780262516280 This book is really about environmental justice for those living on or near farm land which includes a large number of immigrant farmworkers, concerned about pesticide use in California and in particular the exposure of people to “pesticide drift”. […]

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