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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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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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International news in brief – May/June 2017 issue

International news in brief – May/June 2017 issue

| June 26, 2017

Israel: New sleeping bag reduces dramatically the risk of mosquito bites A new textile sleeping bag sleeve has been launched with the aim to produce an item which can be used in areas where many insects that are vectors of disease are widespread. The new 240cm x 80cm sleeping bag features the use of a […]

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International news in brief – March/April 2017 issue

International news in brief – March/April 2017 issue

| April 30, 2017

Spain: Sound waves to repel insect pests SAMI Technologies Int., S.L. is a Spanish company dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of technological solutions for the entomological market. As we head into the busy Spring season, with the greatest proliferation of pests, the company has launched a device that claims embraces the latest technological […]

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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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