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International news in brief – March/April 2018

International news in brief – March/April 2018

| April 20, 2018

DE: Bayer to sell vegetable seeds business Bayer is in exclusive talks with BASF on the sale of its entire vegetable seeds business. On 13 Oct 2017, Bayer had already agreed to sell selected Crop Science businesses to BASF for EUR 5.9bn This first package covers Bayer’s global glufosinate-ammonium business and the related LibertyLink technology […]

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International Pest Control – January/February 2018 – Vol 60, Nr.1

International Pest Control – January/February 2018 – Vol 60, Nr.1

| February 22, 2018

Welcome to 2018. This year, International Pest Control magazine is celebrating 60 years in print. It is an honour to be responsible for editing a publication that was first produced before I was born and that I remember reading as a student. In December, I was pleased to have overseen my 30th issue and ‘celebrated’ […]

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International news in brief – January/February 2018

International news in brief – January/February 2018

| February 20, 2018

UK: Drone technology benefits from the use of motion plastics   Effective pest control can often be difficult, especially if surrounding areas must be protected. The FitoStinger drone was developed for this purpose by the Technology & Advances Solutions (TSA) Centre in Spain. It is equipped with an extendable arm, which allows for precise spraying […]

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

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

| December 20, 2017

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

International news in brief – November/December 2017

| December 19, 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 <em>Spathius exarator</em>

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

| November 7, 2017

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

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

| September 22, 2017

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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