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Natural Pest Control: How to Prepare Neemastra at Home

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-20 Fri 08:43
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You must be facing the problem of insects and pests in your farm. Here we have some natural ingredients recipe that can help you get rid of large and small insects including borer, pod borer, fruit borer and, some other insects.

📄 Microorganisms and biological pest control

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-18 Wed 09:07
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The use of microorganisms for biological pest control as biological control agents (BCAs) and biopesticides was developed worldwide in the 1960s. Despite the abundance of reviews published on this topic, no meta-analysis using bibliometric tools has been published. The objective of a new study was to…

Parasitic wasp, Aphelinus abdominalis, as an effective antagonist of aphids

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-17 Tue 10:52
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Aphids are one of the major pests in field and greenhouse crops. Feeding on plant sap they cause a big damage on the crop. Aphids can also spread different dangerous viral diseases. The aphids such as Macrosiphum euphorbiae, Macrosiphum rosae, Myzus persicae, Aulacorthum solani, Rhodobium porosum,…

📗 New edition Insect Pest Management

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-05 Thu 10:10
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Originally written in 1991 and updated in 2000, the third edition of this valuable reference book will soon be released. Published by CABI and showing a Koppert photograph on its cover, Insect Pest Management, will be available towards the end of November. Prominent entomologists David Dent and Richard Binks of Koppert…

"Eupeodes-System – part of powerful new and improved aphid control strategy"

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-30 Fri 13:14
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With a strong focus on innovation, Biobest’s new Eupeodes-System is a powerful new addition to its aphid control strategy. Uniquely providing dual ecosystem services - simultaneously controlling aphid infestations and contributing to pollination of several crops - Eupeodes-System is in a category of its…

Innovative system with nets that do not need closing

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-02 Fri 08:48
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An innovative anti-rain and anti-hail system that does not require the opening and closing of nets was presented at Zoli in Faenza (Ravenna). The 'keep in touch' system features special nets made by Boscato Reti.  "The great innovation is the fact that the nets do not need to be closed and reopened for winter,…

Facts about the tomato leaf miner moth Tuta absoluta

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-25 Fri 10:12
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The tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta, which originates from South America, has been popping up everywhere for the last twelve years. This tropical moth particularly likes protected crops grown in nice and warm conditions. But this moth is a true nuisance that is also a master of concealment. So, be extra…

Workshop on thrips control

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-24 Thu 08:05
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Grower2Grower will present a workshop via zoom on October 7th, 09:00 - 09:45 AM NZST. Dr. Gunjan Gera with Zonda Beneficials will talk about thrips control. Dr. Gera will cover: Beneficial insects available including suggested application rates Integrated pest management options Possible future control techniques  Find out more and register here.…

‘Southern Africa to be fruit fly free within three years’

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-18 Fri 12:28
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South Africa’s Agricultural Research Council has joined forces with various institutions around the continent to eradicate fruit flies that cause major crop damage in Southern Africa. The Agricultural Research Council (ARC), has launched a three-year “F3 Fruit Fly Free” project that aims to relieve the…

Pest and Disease Management in Lemon Cultivation

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-17 Thu 08:55
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Lemon tree grows in a subtropical climate and bears a sour yellow coloured fruit when ripe. Lemon trees are affected by insects like Asian citrus psyllid and citrus rust mites. Both can be dealt with spraying oil onto the trees. Diseases include Citrus canker, Greasy spot, Anthracnose etc.

Dry produce cleaning treatment extends shelf-life while killing bacteria and viruses

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-26 Wed 11:03
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The Moyer family settled in Ontario in 1799 and have been farming in the Niagara Peninsula ever since. In keeping with tradition, Paul Moyer is the 9th generation of Moyer farmers, but he went far beyond the tradition when he became the co-founder of Clēan Works Corporation: a produce cleaning technology…

Insect suppression in the root zone: that's the key!

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-18 Tue 10:03
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On the assumption that there is nothing more unpleasant and annoying than insects buzzing around your plants (mainly around the base), especially knowing that they can ruin your garden: have you thought about tackling the problem from below? Yep. There are different available options of biological…

6 tips for good hygiene in the greenhouse horticulture

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-13 Thu 10:06
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With constantly emerging viruses, pests and diseases in the greenhouse horticulture, hygiene in the greenhouse is an important and much-discussed topic. Clean hands, clean machines and clean water ensure a clean greenhouse, and therefore also clean crops. Steenks Service provides some tips for hygienic…

Canada encourages everyone to get involved in Tree Check Month

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-30 Thu 14:10
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This August, during Tree Check Month, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and its partners in plant health protection are encouraging Canadians to check their trees and gardens for signs of insects, disease and other organisms that harm plants.

Parasite Linked to Bagged Salad Infects over 600 People in 11 States

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-26 Sun 12:34
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A parasite linked to bagged salad mixes has sickened 641 people in 11 states, federal health officials said Friday.

Plant disease and pest management in the commercial greenhouse

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-17 Fri 08:15
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A commercial greenhouse or indoor farm are the perfect space for growing all manner of plants, however, this space is also perfect for the harboring of pests and disease as the conditions are ideal. Unlike in the outside world that has predators and weather to control the spread of pests and disease, a…

Endophyte may protect tomatoes from Tuta absoluta pest attack

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-15 Wed 11:30
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Trials in Brazil suggest seedling inoculation with the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana could be a viable commercial option for marketing pre-colonized tomato plants ‘resistant’ to the tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta. Endophyte colonization has for some years been considered as a possible…

The EU intercepted 39 shipments of Argentine lemons with pests between May and June

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-14 Tue 10:16
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LA UNIÓ de Llauradors stated that one of the main threats to citrus growers in the Valencian Community were pests and recalled that 39 shipments of Argentine lemons were intercepted in May and June in EU ports because they were infested with pests such as the black spot or cancrosis. The European Commission…

$66 million in funding for products that enable farmers to protect crops from pests and diseases

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-30 Tue 08:09
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Aiming to kick-start the crop protection industry’s stalled R&D pipelines to develop novel, safer products for the global farming community, Enko Chem Inc.(Enko) today publicly launched after securing $45 million in a Series B round of financing, bringing its total funding raised to date to $66 million.…