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International news in brief – January/February 2017 issue

International news in brief – January/February 2017 issue

| April 4, 2017

Malaysia: Rentokil aims to break the mosquito life cycle Acting as Aedes Fighters, dedicated volunteers from Rentokil Initial Malaysia have worked together on a mission to eradicate mosquito breeding grounds, reducing the mosquito population, and to create healthier and safer environments. This initiative is part of the organisation’s annual corporate social responsibility programme; Community Oriented […]

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International news in brief – November/December 2016 issue

International news in brief – November/December 2016 issue

| January 4, 2017

Germany: Bayer completes sale of Bayer Garden and Bayer Advanced In October, Bayer completed the sale of its Consumer business to SBM, an independent and family-owned France-based group. The sale encompasses the Bayer Garden and Bayer Advanced businesses in Europe and North America; 220 dedicated employees as well as the entire product portfolios of Bayer […]

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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 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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International news in brief – May/June 2016

International news in brief – May/June 2016

| June 21, 2016

USA: Billions in potential economic losses from uncontrolled weeds A team of experts with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) found that in the U.S. and Canada, about half of corn and soybean crops would be lost to uncontrolled weeds, costing growers about $43 billion annually. To develop their crop loss estimates, Dr. Anita […]

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International news in brief – March/April 2016

International news in brief – March/April 2016

| May 3, 2016

Singapore: Chemical repellent used to disturb birds roost The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has launched a new method to repel mynahs in Clementi and Yishun. These birds have drawn complaints for the nuisance they cause. Every two months for the next year, the AVA will be fogging the trees where the birds […]

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International news in brief – January/February 2016

International news in brief – January/February 2016

| March 28, 2016

The Hague, Netherlands: Huge seizures of 190 tonnes of counterfeit pesticides Europol supported a massive 12-day international operation Silver Axe, during which 350 inspections of containers were carried out at major ports and airports in seven countries. As a result, law enforcement agencies from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and the Netherlands discovered 190 […]

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International news in brief – November/December 2015

International news in brief – November/December 2015

| December 9, 2015

UK: World’s largest production site for beneficial nematodes With the opening of its expanded Littlehampton, UK production site, BASF is strengthening its ability to meet the growing global demand for biological solutions for agriculture and horticulture. At this site, BASF increases its production volumes of beneficial nematodes and inoculants, moving ahead with its strategy to […]

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International news in brief – September/October 2015

International news in brief – September/October 2015

| October 13, 2015

Russia: Southern Russia under locust attack Southern Russia has been experiencing a vast locust infestation which forced the authorities to declare a state of emergency in the region.At least 900 Km² were infested with millions of locust in July and August. It’s been 30 years since the region have been infected by the swarm of […]

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International news in brief – July/August 2015

International news in brief – July/August 2015

| August 15, 2015

Australian: New plan to control fruit fly The Australian Government’s National Fruit Fly Research, Development and Extension Plan aims to tackle issues ranging from the prevention of exotic pests’ entering the country to finding treatments to replace the agrochemicals dimethoate and fenthion as they are phased out. The combination of chemical withdrawal and loss of […]

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