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"Isolation not enough to protect New Zealand’s borders""New Zealand’s isolation from the rest of the world has, until recently, protected our country from many pests and diseases. By good luck and some good management we have kept a lot of the world’s pests and diseases out of New Zealand. In recent years, however, that situation has changed, and the.....
battling white fly and tobacco white fly
ToCV outbreak in the NetherlandsThe Dutch horticulture is alert for the risk of the Tomato chlorosis crinivirus (ToCV). The virus has so far been found at eleven Dutch tomato production companies. A survey of other production companies, including tomato but also pepper, and eggplant, is conducted and growers are advised to take extra.....
US: EPA settles with Amazon for distributions of illegal pesticidesThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an agreement with Amazon Services LLC to protect the public from the hazards posed by unregistered and misbranded pesticide products. The agreement settles allegations that Amazon committed nearly four thousand violations of the “Federal Insecticide,.....
US (MI): "Be on the lookout for spider mites and broad mites"Fungal and bacterial disease pressure has been very low in southwest Michigan and it appears to be the same throughout the west central and eastern sides of the state as well. However, Michigan State University Extension greenhouse educators have seen symptoms of root rot on vegetative cuttings in several.....
Rob Matheusen, Gebroeders Valstar:
"I use the website to quickly find answers to practical questions"From the results of a recent survey of their website, the Biobest Group has been able to improve and renew its website to make it more customer focussed. Rob Matheusen, the manager of the Damsigt facility of Gebroeders Valstar, completed the survey and was the lucky winner of an iPad, recently presented to.....
Multi-pronged approach to reducing tomato leaf miner devastationThe tomato leaf miner has been keeping European farmers busy since 2006. Andermatt Biocontrol aims to make a major contribution to the successful control of this pest in the future by offering various solutions.by Samuel Stüssi and Felix DubachThe tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta) was first detected in.....
Horticulture New Zealand backs strong stance on stink bugsHorticulture New Zealand President Julian Raine says the industry is encouraged to hear Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor say he won’t let the brown marmorated stink bug anywhere near New Zealand."I know a lot of people are complaining about how annoying crickets are right now, but they will seem like.....
Dropsa presents latest & closing findingsThe International Soft Fruit Conference 2018 included a wide range of presentations that covered many different aspects of the soft fruit industry. Simultaneously to these presentations was an exhibition where soft fruit related companies and organisations presented their newest developments and services......
"Sustainable cultivation goes much further than pests and natural enemies"The role of technology in biological control is set to grow even further; that's the prediction of Peter Maes, Koppert's director of Corporate Marketing. The latest techniques and technology are growing in importance in response to Koppert's broader field of work. "If we can get to know and understand the.....
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