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International Pest Control – September/October 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.5

International Pest Control – September/October 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.5

| September 22, 2017

Nature is never more damaging than when it comes to extremes of weather. Certainly, this was the experience of residents in the Caribbean and the US, early this September, when Storm Irma, with her 185mph winds, flew through leaving destruction in her wake. Millions of homes have had electricity cut-off, areas were flooded, property destroyed […]

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International news in brief – September/October 2017 issue

International news in brief – September/October 2017 issue

| September 22, 2017

UK: Ubiqutek™ launches professional RootWave™ hand-weeder Featured at last year’s October Amenity Conference, Ubiqutek has launched the RootWave Pro, an award winning professional hand-weeder designed to spot weed and treat invasive species. The RootWave Pro zaps weeds with electricity and is presented as an alternative to chemical use. Generating heat directly within the weed ensures […]

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PestWorld 2017: B’Connected. B’Inspired. B’Educated.

PestWorld 2017: B’Connected. B’Inspired. B’Educated.

| September 19, 2017

You hear it every year: Come to PestWorld! See the newest and best the industry has to offer. Learn about the latest research and technologies. Network with other pest management professionals from across the globe. Well, there’s a reason you hear this every year: It’s all true. From the packed exhibit hall to the popular […]

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River Blindness – A Neglected Disease Transmitted by Blackflies (<em>Simulium</em> spp.)

River Blindness – A Neglected Disease Transmitted by Blackflies (Simulium spp.)

| September 1, 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) operated a prolonged campaign to control the vector of river blindness (Onchcerciasis) in the Savannah of nine West African countries from 1974, with the primary objective of controlling the disease and secondly to enable economic development of the area. The constant biting of flies, especially in the cooler early morning […]

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What  is the Problem with Glyphosate?

What is the Problem with Glyphosate?

| September 1, 2017

Glyphosate is the pesticide with the greatest sales worldwide. It has attracted attention from regulators and the public; the latter because it was one of the first and is the most widely used herbicide for genetically modified (GM) crops. It has been used in the vast majority the countries on the planet for decades since […]

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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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