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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 – September/October 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.5

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

| July 16, 2020

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 – 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 “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 – July/August 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.4

International Pest Control – July/August 2019 – Vol 61, Nr.4

| October 29, 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 “evidence gap in plant health”. Hopefully the […]

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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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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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