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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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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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New sub-Saharan infectious disease surveillance program

New sub-Saharan infectious disease surveillance program

| April 4, 2019

The African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN), a project of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s (WSAVA) charitable foundation, has launched a significant new sub-Saharan infectious disease surveillance program. With Bayer Animal Health as the major sponsor, the program will provide novel data on the prevalence and distribution of ectoparasites and arthropod-borne infectious diseases of […]

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Striped bodypainting protects against horseflies

Striped bodypainting protects against horseflies

| January 30, 2019

A study by researchers from Sweden and Hungary has shown that white, painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites. Among indigenous peoples who wear body-paint, the markings thus provide a certain protection against insect-borne diseases. Most indigenous communities who paint their bodies live in areas where there is an abundance of bloodsucking […]

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Hyperspectral drones the main attraction

Hyperspectral drones the main attraction

| January 30, 2019

Drones Synergies 2018, a global conference combined with capacity building workshops took place in November 2018 at the Zayed University in Dubai. The aim of the two-day event was to see application of latest drone technologies in different fields, particularly in precision agriculture, food security, environmental and natural resource management. The event, which was attended […]

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Small farmer support

Small farmer support

| January 30, 2019

Bayer and the S M Sehgal Foundation (SMSF) – a non-profit organisation supporting smallholder farmers in India – have announced the “Sustainability of Agriculture and Smallholder Development” project. The aim of the project is to improve farmers’ incomes by introducing them to easy-to-learn-and-adopt best agronomic practices. The project in 25 villages in Rajasthan, a state […]

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Uzbekistan declared malaria free

Uzbekistan declared malaria free

| January 30, 2019

When Uzbekistan earned WHO certification as malaria free, it was a major achievement in global health that demonstrates what is possible when partners coordinate preventive efforts, the Global Fund said today. “It’s an extraordinary outcome,” said Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund. “We applaud Uzbekistan’s success, and we are delighted that the Global […]

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MEPs propose blueprint to improve Eu approval procedure

MEPs propose blueprint to improve Eu approval procedure

| January 30, 2019

An insect capable of parasitising the Asian stink bug has been identified by Bioplanet. It is not an exotic antagonist but is already present in Europe and therefore it does not need to go through all the processes required before an exotic species can be introduced. Plans to boost trust in the EU approval procedure […]

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First international berry seminar

First international berry seminar

| January 30, 2019

 In October 2018 Biobest Mexico was proud to stage the first International Berry Seminar in the state of Jalisco – right at the heart of this rapidly growing sector in Mexican horticulture. In this region, berry cultivation takes place on more than 6,000ha. Major international companies – including Driscoll´s and Hortifrut – are focusing their […]

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France says no to metam-sodium

France says no to metam-sodium

| January 30, 2019

Plant protection products containing metam-sodium are used in market gardening and horticulture to disinfect the soil. Following the substance’s approval at European level, ANSES (the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety) reassessed the dossiers and notified the companies concerned of its intention to withdraw all marketing authorisations for metam-sodium products. ANSES […]

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