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

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

| July 20, 2020

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 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 – 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 “International Year of Plant Health” an FAO project aimed at raising awareness of how “protecting 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 – 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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