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International Pest Control – September/October 2022 – Vol 64, Nr.5

International Pest Control – September/October 2022 – Vol 64, Nr.5

| September 28, 2022

The death of Our Queen – or The Queen as President Macron so eloquently put it – is one of those rare events that you remember by where you were when you heard the news. Its finality provides a moment to reflect – on the nature of integrity, honesty, service, sacrifice, competence, and leadership. Like […]

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International Pest Control – July/August 2022 – Vol 64, Nr.4

International Pest Control – July/August 2022 – Vol 64, Nr.4

| July 26, 2022

With no sign of the war in Ukraine coming to an end any time soon and with every chance this could prove to be a long drawn-out war the issue of grain shortages combined with high fuel and fertiliser costs means that any research that suggests we could maintain yields with reduced inputs has to […]

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International Pest Control – May/June 2022 – Vol 64, Nr.3

International Pest Control – May/June 2022 – Vol 64, Nr.3

| June 14, 2022

TheΒ  Governor of the Bank of England is concerned about the level of food price inflation that has been a consequence of the war in the Ukraine. And while food price rises in Europe and the USA may be β€œapocalyptic” the area of greatest concern is surely the cost of staple foods in the less […]

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International Pest Control – March/April 2022 – Vol 64, Nr.2

International Pest Control – March/April 2022 – Vol 64, Nr.2

| March 30, 2022

Even if you live far from the war in Europe the implications for the cost of basic foods and products needed by agriculture will reach you. While European countries struggle to cope with millions of refugees – an issue already familiar to many other countries around the world – there is also the real concern […]

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International Pest Control – January/February 2022 – Vol 64, Nr.1

International Pest Control – January/February 2022 – Vol 64, Nr.1

| February 15, 2022

We are a little late getting this issue out in part due to the intervention of Covid but all well now and hopefully we will catch up during the year. We kick off with measuring a crop’s carbon footprint which seems timely following COP26. Arable agriculture has a role to play in reducing greenhouse gas […]

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International Pest Control – November/December 2021 – Vol 63, Nr.6

International Pest Control – November/December 2021 – Vol 63, Nr.6

| November 23, 2021

It is sad, but not unexpected, to read that the COVID pandemic has undermined decades of development according to the UN FAO. When combined with the impacts of climate change which were clearly stated at the recent COP26 in Glasgow it is a big concern that our efforts to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals […]

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International Pest Control – September/October 2021 – Vol 63, Nr.5

International Pest Control – September/October 2021 – Vol 63, Nr.5

| September 27, 2021

Grassland is in trouble around the world and climate change is exacerbating the problem. Intensively farmed grass has little biodiversity or carbon storage but the benefits of species-rich grassland are many and a series of strategies are proposed to restore degraded grassland. Yet another estimate of the economic impact of invasive species has been made […]

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International Pest Control – July/August 2021 – Vol 63, Nr.4

International Pest Control – July/August 2021 – Vol 63, Nr.4

| July 27, 2021

We start this issue with a quick look at the progress – or not – of biological control measures, Bayer’s intention to start farming in Europe on the road to decarbonisation and a big investment at a Chinese University into research glasshouses. The UK’s environmental guardians Defra are looking to completely ban glue boards while […]

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