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International Pest Control – September/October 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.5

International Pest Control – September/October 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.5

| October 29, 2019

It seems that there is no end to the number of applications for graphene. First seen in the 1960s but rediscovered in 2004 resulting in Nobel prizes for the researchers and subsequently a host of potential and actual uses being researched and developed. Using it as a layer in new materials to deter mosquito bites […]

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International Pest Control – July/August 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.4

International Pest Control – July/August 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.4

| October 29, 2019

With so many of us on the planet and so much pressure on land, natural habitats and the wildlife they contain it is frightening to read that we still lose 40% of our food crops to pests. It is also a surprise to learn that we have an “evidence gap in plant health”. Hopefully the […]

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Company Profile…Corbion

Company Profile…Corbion

| October 4, 2019

As a global market leader in lactic acid and lactic acid derivatives, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins and algae ingredients, Corbion has come a long way since 1919 when it was founded by sugar producer, Centrale Suiker Maatschappij (CSM) N.V. Today, it produces biobased ingredients and chemicals that offer […]

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Food Safety Standards positive contribution to Pest Management activities.

Food Safety Standards positive contribution to Pest Management activities.

| September 10, 2019

Dr Guglielmo Pampiglione, Dr Chiara Piombo, Dr Marco Caimi – InPest Lab, Italy. Abstract: Food Safety Standards like ISO 22000: 2018, BRC, IFS, are providing a general improvement of the quality of Pest Management services introducing a new concept of collaboration between Pest Management operators and client companies in recent years. This process of improvement […]

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International Pest Control – May/June 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.3

International Pest Control – May/June 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.3

| June 13, 2019

Creating refuges for wildlife around fields is not uncommon in the UK and around the world but for these strips to be of value they need a diversity of plant species growing in them. Apparently, they are all too often overrun by the “wrong type” of weed and especially less beneficial grasses. The glyphosate story […]

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Company Profile…PronixNova Ltd: Experience, innovation, customer care, product support

Company Profile…PronixNova Ltd: Experience, innovation, customer care, product support

| June 13, 2019

A new, innovative, customer and operator focused manufacturer of global vector pest management equipment has arrived: PronixNova Limited. Between them, the two proprietors of PronixNova have over 75 years combined experience in fine droplet application methods covering field use, product design and manufacture. Following the take-over of Curtis Dynafog Ltd in 2014 the company’s Asia […]

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Any beer will do as slugs reject Cava

Any beer will do as slugs reject Cava

| June 13, 2019

A nationwide experiment carried out in the UK has revealed that the old myth of slugs being attracted to beer is in fact true, with lager and bitter proving to be the most effective drinks for successfully trapping those pesky garden pests. Up and down the country members of horticultural charity, Garden Organic, have been […]

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International News in Brief – Company news

International News in Brief – Company news

| June 13, 2019

Staff changes at ICB Pharma ICB Pharma has announced it has a new Head of Pest Innovations Department; after one and a half years as the Head of Marketing, Krzysztof Pekala has taken on the additional responsibilities of this new role. The company’s strategy for 2020-2023 and the expected rapid development of the Innovations department […]

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2nd International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge

2nd International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge

| June 13, 2019

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and Tencent, will organise the 2nd International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge in which multidisciplinary teams from around the world will use artificial intelligence to remotely produce vegetables. The goal is to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) can produce greenhouse grown vegetables more efficiently and effectively. In the future more greenhouses will […]

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Bee-saving vote delayed two years

Bee-saving vote delayed two years

| June 13, 2019

On the eve of a Europe-wide day of action calling for the European Commission to protect bees from harmful pesticides, the Commission announced it will delay the implementation of new pesticide testing standards by a full two years and may revise them. SumOfUs, a movement of consumers setup to hold corporations accountable for their actions, […]

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