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International news in brief – September/October 2016 issue

International news in brief – September/October 2016 issue

| December 30, 2016

UK: Mitie launches new specialised drone service In June, Mitie announced the launch of a new drone service. The technology enables improved property surveying, efficient thermal mapping and the inspection of high-rise buildings – previously unreachable. The drone inspection service offers unrivalled benefits in terms of quality of the inspection, cost reduction and instant reporting. […]

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International Pest Control – September/October 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.5

International Pest Control – September/October 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.5

| December 30, 2016

With the autumn comes not just the falling of leaves, darker nights and colder days, but a time to move from outdoor to indoor pest management activities,unless you are in the southern hemisphere where you will be soon deluged by a fresh Spring season of new plagues of pest problems. Ah the joy of editing […]

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Company Profile …Certis Europe positioned for the future

Company Profile …Certis Europe positioned for the future

| October 3, 2016

Certis Europe is celebrating 15 years of growing success. The company was launched in 2001 with business units in Benelux, UK and France and expansion followed swiftly into Spain, Portugal and Italy. Certis works in close cooperation with sister company, Spiess-Urania which serves markets in Germany and Eastern Europe. The recent creation of KNE Certis, […]

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Using Green <em>Vaccination</em> to Brighten the Agronomic Future

Using Green Vaccination to Brighten the Agronomic Future

| September 2, 2016

Crop plants host a variety of pests and diseases that can ultimately reduce agricultural productivity. Current methods of pest and disease control depend largely on pesticides. However, the use of chemicals alone is increasingly regarded as unsustainable due to the development of resistance and the introduction of stricter European regulation. There is a need, therefore, […]

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Malaria Control: Better Health, Better Future 2016 – Eradicate Malaria for Good

Malaria Control: Better Health, Better Future 2016 – Eradicate Malaria for Good

| September 2, 2016

Following on from the World Malaria Day (WMD) celebration initiative and the subsequent commitment by SCI in 2015 to be part of the global millennium development goal to eradicate malaria, this year’s theme is “Eradicate Malaria for Good”. The millennium development goal is to decrease malaria by 90% by 2030. In spite of the encouraging […]

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Insecticide Treated Bednets for Malaria Control

Insecticide Treated Bednets for Malaria Control

| September 2, 2016

Mosquitoes have been disturbing humans ever since both have co-existed. The earliest records of nets being used to protect people from mosquito bites are from ancient Egypt, but it was not until the early 1980s that the first trials of insecticide impregnated bednets took place. As evidence for the impact of insecticide treated nets (ITNs) […]

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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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