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Biological pesticides with better efficacy and higher consistency

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-02 Wed 13:24

BioConsortia, Inc. was started in 2014 and has been working on the development of microbial solutions for natural plant trait enhancement and yield improvement since then. “It is our goal to develop a new generation of better products,” says Marcus Meadows-Smith, CEO with the company. “Our microbial…

📺 How water quality affects pesticide efficacy, the bottom line

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-25 Wed 11:17

Water quality expert Dr. Sarah White, Professor and Nursery Extension Specialist from Clemson University, describes how water quality affects pesticide efficacy and the bottom line in this new YouTube video. Do you know how the pH of water in your spray tank affects the effectiveness of pesticides? How…

CAN (BC): KPU researchers receive NSERC award for biopesticides

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-20 Fri 08:33

A partnership between Kwantlen Polytechnic University researchers and an industry partner has won an innovation award for its work to create natural pesticides to support sustainable food production. Dr. Deborah Henderson and Michelle Franklin from KPU’s Institute for Sustainable Horticulture partnered…

A Way Too Efficient Pesticide

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-09 Mon 23:35

Europol, the European police authority, estimates that up to 15% of pesticides are unapproved or counterfeit, resulting an annual impact of more than $6.5 billion on the legitimate pesticide industry. It is often unknown what ingredients are in these counterfeit products. Such substances, often sold online, can pose serious health and environmental risks. During the first half of 2020, Europol has seized a record amount of unapproved pesticides. Profit margins for criminals are very high due to relatively low production costs for pesticides. Criminals avoid the tedious, expensive and lengthy approval processes which are usually contributing significantly to the pesticides’ costs.

Top 7 DIY Home Made Pesticides for your Garden

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-14 Wed 12:58

Growing your own vegetable nursery is fulfilling as well as healthy. By doing so you are safe from all the chemicals that are used for cultivation. Make your own natural pesticides and apply the same in your nursery to get rid of pests without going for the harmful pesticides available in the market. DIY homemade pesticides include Fungicide and deterrent, Oil Pesticide, Garlic Spray, Soap Spray, Dried Pepper Repellent, Citrus spray and Alcohol Spray

Pesticide volumes used on strawberries down 86% in five years

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-13 Tue 12:15

Provisional data on use of pesticides per one hectare on areas of fruit trees and berry bushes for harvest in 2019 shows that the volume of pesticides recalculated in active substances has decreased. The volume of pesticides used on apple trees per one hectare of plantation decreased from 1.28 kg in 2014…

Cultivation of Pesticide Free Cabbage and Cauliflower using ICAR-IIHR Neem seed Powder Pellet Formulation

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-13 Tue 12:06

October is the time for planting Winter crops and Cabbage and cauliflower are important cole crops grown extensively in India. These crops have severe incidences of insect pests like Diamond Back Moth, Leaf Webber, Aphids, Stem borer and Spodoptera. The head or the curd gets eaten and that deteriorates the quality of the vegetable.

Negative health impacts of synthetic chemicals in U.S. produce

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-30 Wed 13:10

The proof is piling up: Many synthetic chemicals can harm your health and that of your children.

Evidence has doubled in the last five years about the negative impact on our health of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in plastics, pesticides, flame retardants and other merchandise, according to a new review of recent literature.
"It's a global problem. These are chemicals used in consumer products all across the world," said senior author Dr. Leonardo Trasande, chief of environmental pediatrics at NYU Langone.
 
The new review, published Tuesday in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal, lists recent studies that have linked endocrine-disrupting chemicals with weight gain in women and polycystic ovary syndrome, a significant cause of infertility. These chemicals have also played a role in semen damage and prostate cancer in men, along with a host of other health concerns.

 

Webinar on advancements in biopesticides for profitable vegetable production

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-28 Mon 00:32

Did you miss our webinar on advancements in biopesticides for profitable #veg production? A recording is available with insights from intl researchers Prof. Travis Glare from @LincolnUniNZ & Prof. Neena Mitter from @UQ_News📹bit.ly/337KdHd @SoilWealth @Hort_Au @AUSVEG pic.twitter.com/e0FryE2FDE

Alleged Pesticide Spraying of organic farm in Fallon highlights the differences between organic and conventional agriculture

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-19 Sat 12:55

Early in the morning of August 31st, 2020, as Salisha Odum owner/operator of Salisha’s Delicious Organic Produce, readied her daughter for online school, they both responded immediately to the sound of a plane flying close, at low altitude, to their house and fields. 

The plane flew back and forth several times over the course of an hour, and by the third pass, Salisha said the unknown chemicals settled on the land.  

“That’s when I smelled the chemicals. And then I kind of got sick and dizzy and you know, wasn’t feeling good at that time either … we were out taking videos … because what had happened in the past … we wanted to get some footage if we could,” Odum said.