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International Pest Control – July/August 2018 – Vol 60, Nr.4

International Pest Control – July/August 2018 – Vol 60, Nr.4

| October 20, 2018

With the FAOPMA Pest Summit in September and NPMA PestWorld in October it was inevitable that this issue is focused on pest control. On a recent holiday to the Western Isles of Scotland I was struck by the large populations of ground nesting birds on the rodent-free and unpopulated (with humans) smaller islands we visited. […]

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Company Profile…i2LResearch – Contract Research Group

Company Profile…i2LResearch – Contract Research Group

| September 3, 2018

Company background i2LResearch is one of the leading product testing and development centres for the agrochemicals and household pesticides industry. Founded in 1989, the company has expanded and diversified from its roots to become a successful multi-site and multi-national player in the Contract Research sector. Since spin-out from Cardiff University in 2000, staff numbers have […]

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International news in brief – July/August 2018

International news in brief – July/August 2018

| August 14, 2018

Bayer appeals verdict on neonicotinoids Bayer plans to appeal against the recent ruling of the General Court of the European Union in Case T-429/13. The company is concerned that the verdict, announced in May, could have far-reaching consequences for the certainty and predictability of active substance approvals in the European Union (EU). By appealing against […]

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International Pest Control – May/June 2018 – Vol 60, Nr.3

International Pest Control – May/June 2018 – Vol 60, Nr.3

| August 13, 2018

This is my first issue in the role of editor and I have to say it has been an exciting experience! After five years of successfully editing IPC and keeping it relevant to the industry David had to handover the editorship earlier than expected. The whole team at the magazine appreciate his efforts over the […]

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International news in brief – May/June 2018

International news in brief – May/June 2018

| August 10, 2018

World: Bayer acquisition of Monsanto Bayer completed the acquisition of Monsanto on 7th June following the receipt of all the required approvals from regulatory authorities and Bayer is now the sole owner of Monsanto. “The acquisition of Monsanto is a strategic milestone in strengthening our portfolio of leading businesses in health and nutrition. We will […]

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Development of fruit fly control strategies

Development of fruit fly control strategies

| May 11, 2018

The Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae) constitutes one of the key pests of citrus, being the target of many IPM programs around the Mediterranean Sea. This species has a great ability to disperse, to use alternative hosts and displays a great developmental plasticity allowing it to survive most of the year, contributing […]

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A tale of two squirrels

A tale of two squirrels

| May 11, 2018

The two species of squirrel resident in the United Kingdom (UK) are Sciurus vulgaris (native European Red Squirrel) and Sciurus carolinensis (North American Eastern Grey Squirrel), the latter introduced as a fashionable addition to estates in the 1870’s. Its population of 2.5 million is spread over most of the UK and dwarves the 140,000 native […]

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Preliminary tests to validate the effectiveness of the Inpest pheromone dispenser patch

Preliminary tests to validate the effectiveness of the Inpest pheromone dispenser patch

| May 11, 2018

Monitoring traps are often used to catch certain species of stored product insect pests and in these traps a pheromone attractant is used to lure the insects. Once attracted, a sticky board or bucket captures the insect. In the case of stored product moths, the pheromones are sex attractants which attract only males of the […]

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How climate change is creating a global pest problem

How climate change is creating a global pest problem

| May 11, 2018

Rentokil Steritech have identified climate change as a factor that is accelerating the damages caused by pests, which could result in a wider spread of infectious diseases, increased crop destruction, extensive electrical damage and food safety issues. As most pests are more prevalent in warmer climates, the impact of an increasing temperature could be potentially […]

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The day of the jackal and a wolf in dogs’ clothing?

The day of the jackal and a wolf in dogs’ clothing?

| May 11, 2018

French shepherds are angry about EU laws stop them from killing the wolves, which are attacking their sheep, especially since they claim to have evidence showing most of these canine predators are hybrid animals arising from cross breeding between wolves and domestic dogs. Such animals they say can be legally shot and killed without the […]

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