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International Pest Control – November/December 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.6

International Pest Control – November/December 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.6

| November 27, 2019

Malaria still kills 435,000 people every year – 90% of them in Africa – and preventing these deaths as well as the suffering caused by 219 million cases of malaria each year has been the focus of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for many years. Its latest initiative is to facilitate the supply of […]

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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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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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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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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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International Pest Control – September/October 2018 – Vol 60, Nr.5

International Pest Control – September/October 2018 – Vol 60, Nr.5

| November 23, 2018

The theme of this issue is integrated pest management (IPM), a term that seems to have been around for many years but which, in practice, seemed to struggle to escape from the glasshouse. IPM was never about abandoning agrochemicals, more about using them when needed as part of a wider control strategy and with the […]

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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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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 Pest Control – May/June 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.3

International Pest Control – May/June 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.3

| June 27, 2017

Urban and commercial spaces provide ideal environments for pests. Our Special Feature for May/June is amenity and facilities peats, a double feature looking at pest management, inside and outside. Partho Dhang considers the continual popularity of UV light traps for facility pests and Ferenc Varga gives one company’s perspective on improving the relationship between service […]

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International Pest Control – March/April 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.2

International Pest Control – March/April 2017 – Vol 59, Nr.2

| April 29, 2017

Unlike Spring in the northern hemisphere, we are a bit late this month. Blame a manic March and a very successful PestEx for which we have delayed our publishing date to include a review. Our thanks to Clive for the report and BPCA for the photos. The whole pest management industry seems to be thriving […]

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