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03 May 2012
Stored Grain Pests Probed in WA Research
AUSTRALIA - Western Australian research investigating the ecology of major pests of stored grain is expected to result in improved management practices and minimise the development of resistance...
02 May 2012
Spring Field Crop Insects Update
US - With planting occurring at full speed, all crops might be planted within the next few weeks. This is the time of year that numerous insect pests should be taken into consideration when monitoring...
01 May 2012
NFU Seeks Emergency Approval for Unique Grain Pest Product
UK - The NFU has written to Defra in support of a 120-day emergency approval which would put Actellic Smoke Generators back on the market ready for this harvest....
23 April 2012
First Approval Worldwide for New Seed Treatment
GLOBAL – The first regulatory approval worldwide has been granted to Bayer CropScience for its new fungicidal seed treatment solution EverGol (active ingredient: penflufen) in Canada. ...
19 April 2012
Findings on Aphid Symbiosis Could Provide New Insecticide Targets
GLOBAL - Aphids are pests that threaten food security, causing millions of pounds of damage to crops in the UK alone. Because they live exclusively on the sugary sap of plants, their diets only...
13 April 2012
Living Under the Shadow of Pesticides and Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - In the livestock sectors there has been great concern recently over the use of antibiotics both as therapeutic measures and also as growth promoters, writes Chris Harris. ...
Getting Rid of Obsolete Pesticides
GLOBAL - Twelve countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia will start working with the European Union (EU) and FAO to manage their vast stocks of obsolete pesticides in a partnership...
11 April 2012
Feeding Wild Birds Reduces Insect Pests
UK - The common British past-time of feeding wild birds has been shown to reduce local populations of insect pests, according to research published in Basic and Applied Ecology and funded via...
10 April 2012
Study Paves Way for Safer Insect Control
US - A Kansas State University researcher’s work has shed new light on which of two genes present in many insect species should be targeted for new insecticides that will be safer for humans...
03 April 2012
Global Pact Against Plant Pests Marks 60 Years in Action
GLOBAL - FAO today marked the 60th anniversary of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), a treaty established in 1952 to help prevent plant pests and diseases from spreading across...
30 March 2012
Insect Repellent Wheat Trials Underway
UK - Scientists from Rothamsted Research are conducting a controlled experiment, combining modern genetic engineering with their knowledge of natural plant defences to test whether wheat that...
28 March 2012
New Rules Help Farmers and Canadian Seed Industry
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has amended the Seeds Regulations to provide greater consistency for how seed blends created to manage pests are labelled, tagged and graded. This...
20 March 2012
Queensland Growers Should be Vigilant Against Locusts
AUSTRALIA - Central Queensland landholders are urged to closely monitor their properties this season and report any large locust populations to Biosecurity Queensland....
16 March 2012
Softer Mite Control Tools Aid in Building Beneficial Insect Populations
US - Insect management is an evolving art form, with older, harder chemistries being phased out and newer, softer chemistries being phased in....
15 March 2012
Samar Farmers Adapt Rice Ratooning
PHILIPPINES - Samarnons may adapt rice ratooning to augment their dwindling harvest....
EC Caves to Farmer/Industry Requests to Allow Spread of Dangerous Pest
EUROPE - On explicit request of the dominant farmers unions and the pesticide industry, the department taking care of health and consumers issues within the European Commission has proposed to...
14 March 2012
New Online App Tracks Insect Data in Crop Fields
US - A new online application developed and launched by Spensa Technologies Inc. will help growers and pesticide consultants electronically track the number of insects in their crop fields so...
05 March 2012
Dow AgroSciences Unveils Enlist™ Ahead, Part of Enlist System
US - Dow AgroSciences has unveiled Enlist Ahead, a first-of-its-kind management resource for farmers, and the newest component of the Enlist Weed Control System....
02 March 2012
Growers Consider Technology, Risk Management at Commodity Classic
ANALYSIS - Growers packed the Commodity Classic tradeshow floor in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, on Thursday to see the latest technology as they look to the 2012 growing season, reports Sarah Mikesell,...
01 March 2012
Weed Resistance Pushes North into Heart of the Midwest
ANALYSIS - Weed resistance was a key topic at today's 2012 Ag Issues Forum hosted by Bayer CropScience in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor....
23 February 2012
Hermetic Bags Save African Crop, but Not How Experts Once Thought
US & AFRICA - The hermetic grain storage bags that cut off oxygen to weevils and have saved West and Central African farmers hundreds of millions of dollars by putting the brakes on the insects'...
18 February 2012
MANA's New Vulcan Insecticide Granted EPA Approval
US - Vulcan™ insecticide, developed and manufactured by MANA Crop Protection, has received approval by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its new state of the art chlorpyrifos...
16 February 2012
Monsanto Found Guilty of Chemical Poisoning
US & FRANCE - A French court has found US agricultural company Monsanto guilty of the chemical poisoning of a farmer....
13 February 2012
Poncho® Beta Grows Sugarbeet Harvest, Shrinks Planting Time
US – Jeff Whelan of J.J. Whelan & Sons has been growing sugarbeets for nearly 37 years. He first became interested in agriculture while still in high school, when he asked his father to...
UK Crop Protection Conference Announced
UK - This year’s Crop Protection in Southern Britain conference, organised by AAB and supported by BCPC, will take place at the East of England Showground, Peterborough on 27 to 28 November....
09 February 2012
Stepping Up Pressure for Practice in Rural Rat Control
UK - The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use will be focussing on farmers and gamekeepers during 2012, to help them improve rat control efficacy and eliminate poor practice. ...
20 January 2012
Dow AgroSciences SmartStax® Continues Corn Rootworm Control
US - New 2011 data from university field trials reinforce that Dow AgroSciences SmartStax® continues to provide effective control of corn rootworm (CRW). Data from 31 trials conducted over five...
19 January 2012
Get on the Right Track with The UK Pesticide Guide 2012
UK - The latest edition of The UK Pesticide Guide is now in stock and is described as a "must-have" reference book for anyone using, or advising on, pesticide products in the UK market....
18 January 2012
Weed Suppressing Wheat Put to Test in WA Trials
AUSTRALIA - New Western Australian trial results have increased knowledge about competitive wheat lines, which could give growers the option of keeping weedy paddocks in crop....
22 December 2011
A More Ecological Approach to Controlling Pests: New Centre Launched
UK - The European Centre for Integrated Pest Management builds on the long history of research and development in integrated pest management for agriculture at the Medway-based Natural Resources...
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