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International Pest Control – January/February 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.1

International Pest Control – January/February 2016 – Vol 58, Nr.1

| February 21, 2016

IPC has been delivering the latest in news, views and technological developments in pest management for 57 years. In that time, we have made a few changes to improve the presentation and refresh our image. This year we start 2016 with a new front cover and section icons to help navigate your way through the […]

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International Pest Control – September/October 2015 – Vol 57, Nr.5

International Pest Control – September/October 2015 – Vol 57, Nr.5

| October 12, 2015

I was always told that studying Latin would be good for a science career so I have for a long time now believed pheromones are not biopesticides. The word pesticide is derived from Latin – ‘pestis’ meaning ‘plague’ and ‘cide’ from caedere ‘to kill’. Semiochemicals do not kill when used as control agents –they simply […]

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International Pest Control – March/April 2015 – Vol57, Nr.2

International Pest Control – March/April 2015 – Vol57, Nr.2

| April 17, 2015

The word pest can so often conjure up thoughts of insects and yet weeds are pests too (plants in the wrong place) and as IPC covers all pests, this month our special feature considers weed management.  Herbicides are still the most economical way to control weeds and they account for the largest share of sales […]

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Current and future Insect Threats to UK Forestry

Current and future Insect Threats to UK Forestry

| August 4, 2014

Introduction The beginning of the 21st century has seen an unprecedented assault on the UK by invasive forest pests and diseases (Defra 2013; Figure 1). Some of these new pests and diseases have attracted much media attention and have increased political awareness, e.g. the large scale death of larch caused by Phytophothora ramorum and ash […]

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International Pest Control – July/August 2013 – Vol.55, Nr.4

International Pest Control – July/August 2013 – Vol.55, Nr.4

| July 30, 2013

Summer is well and truly upon us in the Northern hemisphere and the rains and winds of 2012 have been replaced by the heat and sun of 2013. Pest management is all about coping with changing situations that confront us and the weather certainly makes forward planning a challenge. One of the challenges of Editor […]

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Alert over caterpillar pest in London and Berkshire

Alert over caterpillar pest in London and Berkshire

| June 18, 2013

People in parts of London and South East England are being reminded this Spring by the Forestry Commission, Public Health England and local authorities not to touch caterpillars of the Oak Processionary Moth, which are beginning to emerge in oak trees in these locations. They are also advised to keep children, pets and livestock away […]

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International Pest Control – May/June 2013 – Vol.55, Nr.3

International Pest Control – May/June 2013 – Vol.55, Nr.3

| June 17, 2013

Gradually over the last few weeks, announcers on radio and television have shown considerable improvement in their ability to pronounce the word ‘neonicotinoid’. Sadly it appears to be yet another occasion when our industry gets into the public consciousness with negative connotations. It takes little more to raise the general populace’s emotions, than concerns over […]

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International Pest Control – March/April 2013 – Vol.55, Nr.2

International Pest Control – March/April 2013 – Vol.55, Nr.2

| May 3, 2013

You may notice a few changes to IPC magazine this issue. Besides aiming to cover all aspects of pest control in print, we have now embraced the digital age and have broadened our reach to include social media. We invite you to search out our various locations on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook where we welcome […]

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International Pest Control – January/February 2013 – Vol.55, Nr.1

International Pest Control – January/February 2013 – Vol.55, Nr.1

| February 22, 2013

David Loughlin, new Editor of IPC looks to the future. International Pest Control magazine was established in 1958 and so as we move into 2013 we also enter our 55th year covering all aspects of pest control. In the current era, ‘pest management’ is a more widely adopted phrase especially when preceded by the word […]

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