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Taking droplet size measurements to the field

Taking droplet size measurements to the field

| August 17, 2016

To most users of pesticides, the key information on the label is the dose of active ingredient or actual product to be applied per hectare. Little information has been given on the spray volume or spray quality required. Historically, many pesticides were applied in large volumes of water to wet all the plants surfaces. As […]

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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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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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Perspectives on Crop Protection in India

Perspectives on Crop Protection in India

| August 19, 2015

Introduction India is an agrarian country with more than 60% of its population directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture which contributes nearly 18% to country’s GDP. Ensuring food security for a population of more than 1.27 billion with diminishing cultivable land resource is a herculean task. The green revolution technologies helped the country to increase […]

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Supernemos:  A Natural Alternative to Chemical Insecticide

Supernemos: A Natural Alternative to Chemical Insecticide

| August 19, 2015

The precursors of modern synthetic pesticides were invented during the Second World War and some were originally developed as potential chemical warfare agents. After the war, the organophosphate compounds were re-used as general insecticides http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Pesticides.aspx; Their use is intended to improve crop quality and to improved human health around the world. The use of these […]

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Addressing Pesticide Risk Management and Risk Reduction Through Distance Learning Education

Addressing Pesticide Risk Management and Risk Reduction Through Distance Learning Education

| May 12, 2015

Abstract Pesticide use is extensive in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC). For example, pesticides are used for crop production, public health vector control, domestic use, veterinary uses, forestry use, pest control in public buildings and places (e.g., supermarkets, hotels, hospitals, offices, golf courses, parks), migratory pests, maritime use, and transport. Using pesticides for pest […]

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