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International Pest Control – November/December 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.6

| December 20, 2017
International Pest Control – November/December 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.6

Our strapline at International Pest Control magazine is ‘because pests recognise no national boundaries’ and never has a phrase been so relevant when considering invasive pests. An invasive species is an organism that is not native to a specific location and that has a tendency to spread to a degree to cause damage to the […]

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International news in brief – November/December 2017

| December 19, 2017
International news in brief – November/December 2017

TZ: Biocontrol program manages Fall Armyworm A programme developed by Russell IPM has proven to manage Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Tanzania successfully — reducing damage in winter maize to less than 5% compared to pesticides at 25-30%. The research by TPRI, Arusha, Tanzania was conducted in three regions in Tanzania in winter maize crops […]

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A new biological control method for the common furniture beetle with Spathius exarator

| November 7, 2017
A new biological control method for the common furniture beetle with <em>Spathius exarator</em>

Dr. Judith Auer, Alexander Kassel APC AG, Allround Pest Control AG, Ostendstr. 132, D-90482 Nuremberg, Germany; judith.auer@apc-ag.de. alexander.kassel@apc-ag.de Abstract: Biological control using beneficial organisms is getting more and more important in the Integrated Pest Management. A new and effective strategy in the fight against the most common timber pest species in churches and museums, the […]

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International Pest Control – September/October 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.5

| September 22, 2017
International Pest Control – September/October 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.5

Nature is never more damaging than when it comes to extremes of weather. Certainly, this was the experience of residents in the Caribbean and the US, early this September, when Storm Irma, with her 185mph winds, flew through leaving destruction in her wake. Millions of homes have had electricity cut-off, areas were flooded, property destroyed […]

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International news in brief – September/October 2017 issue

| September 22, 2017
International news in brief – September/October 2017 issue

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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PestWorld 2017: B’Connected. B’Inspired. B’Educated.

| September 19, 2017
PestWorld 2017: B’Connected. B’Inspired. B’Educated.

You hear it every year: Come to PestWorld! See the newest and best the industry has to offer. Learn about the latest research and technologies. Network with other pest management professionals from across the globe. Well, there’s a reason you hear this every year: It’s all true. From the packed exhibit hall to the popular […]

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River Blindness – A Neglected Disease Transmitted by Blackflies (Simulium spp.)

| September 1, 2017
River Blindness – A Neglected Disease Transmitted by Blackflies (<em>Simulium</em> spp.)

The World Health Organization (WHO) operated a prolonged campaign to control the vector of river blindness (Onchcerciasis) in the Savannah of nine West African countries from 1974, with the primary objective of controlling the disease and secondly to enable economic development of the area. The constant biting of flies, especially in the cooler early morning […]

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What is the Problem with Glyphosate?

| September 1, 2017
What  is the Problem with Glyphosate?

Glyphosate is the pesticide with the greatest sales worldwide. It has attracted attention from regulators and the public; the latter because it was one of the first and is the most widely used herbicide for genetically modified (GM) crops. It has been used in the vast majority the countries on the planet for decades since […]

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Advances in Precision Farming Technologies for Crop Protection

| August 31, 2017
Advances in Precision Farming Technologies for Crop Protection

Precision farming involves the collection of data by observation and measurement, and the subsequent response. Sensing is key to the collection of data; whether this is remote from space by satellites, by aircraft or drones, or by proximal sensors used on the ground, mounted on vehicles or otherwise. Responses are increasingly automated and data are […]

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Integrated Management of Soybean Pests: The Example of Brazil

| August 31, 2017
Integrated Management of Soybean Pests: The Example of Brazil

Soybean [Glycine max] is the most commercialized agricultural product in Brazil, which stands out in the world ranking as the second largest producer of this protein and oilseed crop. Cultivated throughout the country and with prospects of expanding into the North and Northeast, it has become the most important commodity in Brazilian agribusiness. Among the […]

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