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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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California state glyphosate trial

California state glyphosate trial

| June 13, 2019

Bayer is disappointed with the jury’s decision in favour of Mr. and Mrs Pilliod, the plaintiffs, in the Californian Courts and it has announced that it will appeal the verdict, which Bayer claims conflicts directly with; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s interim registration review decision released just last month; the consensus among leading health regulators […]

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Not all weeds are equal

Not all weeds are equal

| June 13, 2019

Wildlife friendly refuges around the edges of farmers’ crops have been credited with slowing biodiversity declines, however, new research shows their success ultimately depends on what’s growing next to the field. Recent reported increases in some crop pollinating insects suggested the upturn was due to more UK farms creating these pesticide-free areas. However, this new […]

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International Pest Control – March/April 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.2

International Pest Control – March/April 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.2

| April 10, 2019

We don’t get many articles on animal health so it’s good to start this issue with news of an infectious diseases surveillance program in sub-Saharan Africa which aims to build a database of animal parasites covering six countries. Tea plantations are the subject of a project to spread sustainable pest control without the need for […]

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Company Profile…NEWPHARM®: Novel integrated pest management solutions

Company Profile…NEWPHARM®: Novel integrated pest management solutions

| April 10, 2019

The founder, chairman and CEO of NEWPHARM®, Dr. Dionisio Bagarollo, describes the transformation of his company, as the second generation of the Bagarollo family successfully take over the top management of NEWPHARM®. Dr. Bagarollo’s career started in Ciba-Geigy, where he worked as a manager for over 30 years until the company’s merger with Sandoz Laboratories […]

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Company news – MarApr19 part1

Company news – MarApr19 part1

| April 8, 2019

New products for the Italian market New equipment for the control of viruses, bacteria and weeds are on their way from Copyr. The company has partnered with IGEBA for the exclusive distribution of nebulisers in the Italian market. With over 50 years of consolidated experience and R&D of insecticide formulation, Copyr has turned to the […]

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Company news – MarApr19 part2

Company news – MarApr19 part2

| April 8, 2019

STK & Sipcam announce exclusive distribution agreement STK bio-ag technologies, the innovative Israel-based leader in bio-ag technologies for sustainable agriculture, and Sipcam, a global leader in crop protection products, are announcing an exclusive agreement for the distribution and market development of Timorex® Gold bio fungicide throughout Spain. Under this exclusive agreement, Sipcam Iberia will market […]

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Advice from the Space Station

Advice from the Space Station

| April 8, 2019

Farmers irrigating their crops may soon be getting some help from space. In 2018, scientists launched ECOSTRESS, a new instrument now attached to the International Space Station. Its mission: to gather data on how plants use water across the world. The ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) helps scientists answer three broad […]

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Smartphone app is the farmer’s newest weapon in crop protection

Smartphone app is the farmer’s newest weapon in crop protection

| April 7, 2019

Scientists are creating a new smartphone app to help farmers and growers tackle the pests destroying their crops, and it could soon have a major impact on the way information about the natural world is gathered, stored and accessed worldwide. The team of researchers from the University of Lincoln, UK, is designing and building the […]

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DNA scan crop failure solution is a UK first

DNA scan crop failure solution is a UK first

| April 7, 2019

In a UK first, a pioneering scientific research company has introduced a new way for growers to test their plants and crops for harmful fungi and bacteria, allowing action to be taken before it’s too late. Eurofins Agro UK has introduced scientific testing to the UK which can detect an issue before it becomes visible, […]

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