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Using pesticides in amenity areas

Using pesticides in amenity areas

| July 3, 2016

Using pesticides in amenity areas such as parks, golf courses and other areas open to the public has to conform to the EU regulations in a similar manner to protecting crops on farms. The main difference is that there are a diverse range of spray targets which frequently have to be treated using manually carried […]

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Managing the problem of leatherjacket at UK airports

Managing the problem of leatherjacket at UK airports

| July 3, 2016

UK airports recently faced an issue due to the removal of a chemical, or to be precise the lack of knowledge regarding its avail- ability. The application of European EC Regulation 2009/128/EC, applied by the UK, led to the nationwide withdrawal of Chlorpyrifos. However, since the 1960’s chlorpyrifos had helped in the control of larvae […]

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Barriers to the adoption of GM crops

Barriers to the adoption of GM crops

| May 3, 2016

The use of genetic engineering techniques in agriculture and food production is seen as an exciting and valuable development by many. They welcome the improvements in production efficiency that they bring to farmers and the enhanced nutritional value that can benefit consumers. Others however, have objected strongly, raising environmental, food safety, and ethical concerns. A […]

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Improved monitoring and potential control for the Asian Tiger mosquito

Improved monitoring and potential control for the Asian Tiger mosquito

| August 18, 2015

Aedes albopictus, also known as the Asian tiger mosquito, flourishes in a variety of habitats including residential and agricultural areas. It is present on 6 of the world’s 7 continents and is a competent vector of at least 22 different arboviruses including all 4 serotypes of dengue. Current control efforts for Aedes albopictus include source […]

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Phlebotomine Sandflies and the control of Leishmaniasis

Phlebotomine Sandflies and the control of Leishmaniasis

| August 18, 2015

The disease leishmaniasis has come again into prominence with renewed efforts in India to control the insect vectors of the disease. Many soldiers were affected by the disease during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The most common form of the disease is Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, which causes an open sore at the bite sites, which […]

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Company Profile…BioGenius – anything but nine to five

Company Profile…BioGenius – anything but nine to five

| October 3, 2014

We are looking for wasp colonies with which to test insecticides, can you perhaps help us? On the campus of the Technology Park in Bergisch Gladbach near Cologne, is the new specialist company BioGenius, which has been established to research, develop and test biocidal products. The products tested can be insecticides, such as in the […]

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Natural crop trait enhancement with microbial teams

Natural crop trait enhancement with microbial teams

| August 22, 2014

In a world that is facing rapid population growth, global climate volatility, and increasing environmental damage, revolutionary crop protection methods and production models are an urgent necessity. In recent years, microbial solutions have garnered much interest and research for this purpose. Several microbial products have proven effective for protecting crops and increasing yields, thereby adding […]

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Biorational solutions to fruit fly species of economic importance

Biorational solutions to fruit fly species of economic importance

| August 22, 2014

The Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata is ranked as the most economically important fruit fly worldwide. In Mediterranean countries alone, the economic impact is estimated at US$192m. In Tunisia its presence causes up to 50% yield losses of peaches, with quality losses estimated at US$0.52m in 2009. The second species of highest significance is the […]

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Biologicals: A stronger case for permanent status in the IPM program

Biologicals: A stronger case for permanent status in the IPM program

| August 22, 2014

The rotation of different active ingredients with different modes of action is a paramount tactic to prevent insecticide resistance (Civolani et al. 2014). Integrated pest management (IPM) programs emphasize the use of multiple tactics (chemical, biological, mechanical, etc.) to control pest populations. While combining these tactics can provide sustainable and efficacious pest suppression, many insecticides […]

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Company Profile…LAM International paradigm shift: developing  the next generation of biopesticides

Company Profile…LAM International paradigm shift: developing the next generation of biopesticides

| August 19, 2014

LAM International, the USA parent corporation of Laverlam International and Mycotech in Butte, Montana, specializes in the research, field development and commercialization of biopesticides for the global agricultural pest market. The company sells its products through as network of distributors, which include several multinationals, in more than thirty countries, spread across five continents. Actively expanding […]

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