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International Pest Control – September/October 2020 – Vol 62, Nr.5

International Pest Control – September/October 2020 – Vol 62, Nr.5

| October 15, 2020

It is great that we can continue to report on advances in pest control science around the world despite the impact of the current pandemic. It is to be hoped that as the months pass the pipeline of research does not dry up as labs cut back on staffing due to social distancing and travel […]

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International Pest Control – July/August 2020 – Vol 62, Nr.4

International Pest Control – July/August 2020 – Vol 62, Nr.4

| September 11, 2020

Whenever an economic or health crisis hits the world it seems it is the poor who pay the heaviest price and so it is with Covid-19. Smallholders do not have deep pockets, large cash reserves and access to cheap loans and government support. But help for some is coming from what might seem an unlikely […]

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International Pest Control – May/June 2020 – Vol 62, Nr3

International Pest Control – May/June 2020 – Vol 62, Nr3

| June 16, 2020

In the middle of any crisis many people reach for a cup of tea. And while we were all locked down the FAO marked the first International Tea Day – virtually. Tea is a product used by millions and its production touches many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals including the fight against extreme poverty, […]

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International Pest Control – March/April 2020 – Vol 62, Nr.2

International Pest Control – March/April 2020 – Vol 62, Nr.2

| April 16, 2020

Little did we know, as some of us celebrated the 2020 New Year, that a virus had already infected at least 260 people in China and would, three months later, have infected over 900,000 people and killed at least 46,000. By the time you read this those numbers will be much bigger and many more […]

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International Pest Control – January/February 2020 – Vol 62, Nr.1

International Pest Control – January/February 2020 – Vol 62, Nr.1

| February 6, 2020

Click Cover to read/download complete issue In case you had missed it 2020 is the β€œInternational Year of Plant Health” an FAO project aimed at raising awareness of how β€œprotecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development”. Our first article focuses on wheat, one of the key […]

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

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

| December 1, 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 – September/October 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.5

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

| October 1, 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

| August 1, 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 β€œevidence gap in plant health”. Hopefully the […]

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