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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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International news in brief – May/June 2015

International news in brief – May/June 2015

| July 20, 2015

Philipinnes: Clearing coconut logs to prevent rhinoceros beetle infestation Government crews are rushing to clear about 4m coconut trees in provinces damaged by super-typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) in order to prevent the rhinoceros beetle from taking hold and attacking surviving trees. The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) reported that at the end of April, 9.15 […]

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International news in brief – March/April 2015

International news in brief – March/April 2015

| May 12, 2015

Europe: IPM Strategic Research Agenda is underway The ERA-Net C-IPM is organizing a strategic research agenda (SRA) workshop that will be held on 18th March 2015 at AgroParistech 16 rue Claude Bernard, Paris. The workshop is part of the collaborative consultation process to develop the medium to long term SRA of IPM in Europe. A […]

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International news in brief – January/February 2015

International news in brief – January/February 2015

| May 11, 2015

Germany : Bayer to divest equine assets to Merial Bayer HealthCare has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its equine products Legend®/Hyonate® (hyaluronate sodium) and Marquis® (ponazuril) to Merial, Inc.The deal is expected to close in the first quarter 2015 subject to customary conditions, including relevant merger control clearance. “This transactionwill allow our business […]

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International news in brief – November/December 2014

International news in brief – November/December 2014

| April 29, 2015

South Africa: Owls fight rat problem in townships The Township Owl Project takes young birds rescued from perilous situations, such as when a building where they nested in is demolished and trains them in a new role of pest controller. More than 200 owls have been deployed like this over the past decade, according to […]

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International news in brief – September/October 2014

International news in brief – September/October 2014

| February 23, 2015

UK: Chalara is quietly spreading The Chalara fraxinea surveying season for 2014 arrived in the United Kingdom (UK) with ascospores airborne and the Forestry Commission’s (FC) plant health survey teams looking for and recording outbreaks of the disease. And they are apparently finding many diseased ash trees (Fraxinus excelsior) this year and in new places […]

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International news in brief – July/August 2014

International news in brief – July/August 2014

| August 22, 2014

EU & USA: NPMA & CEPA announce joint initiative The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and are partnering to offer the first Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety which will be held 3-5 June 2015 at the Juan-les-Pins Conference Centre […]

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