Agriculture Pest Articles

  • Principal applications of biological control in China

    While emphasising an interest in developing pilot projects in eco-agriculture, no reference is made to biological control or integrated pest management in the official agricultural yearbooks, which in addition associate a growth of chemical control to an increase in productivity. However, despite the evident predominance of chemical control, there is in China a vast group of researchers and ...


    By BIOSANI

  • Green Food

    Organic agriculture in China curiously and unlike what occurred in the west, did not appear before “integrated agriculture”, but after the launching of two state projects in the 1980’s: the first one being the development of a so-called “eco-agriculture”, and the second being the production, certification and commercialization of agricultural products classified as ...


    By BIOSANI

  • Introduction to Biological Control in China

    It is a relatively generalized concept among agronomists and other Western investigators, that in the People’s Republic of China biological control is used as the principal control measure for crop protection. The classic story of the first known usage of biological control with human intervention in the world having been in China, through the usage of predatory ants, of ...


    By BIOSANI

  • Plant Phenotyping in the Americas, One Year Later

    Approximately a year ago, I entered the plant phenotyping arena and in my first blog for our company posed the following ...


    By Phenospex B. V.

  • The difference between organic fertilizer and chemical fertilizer

    Difference between organic fertilizer and chemical fertilizer Chemical fertilizer, manufactured by chemical or physical methods, containing one or more nutrient elements for crop growth. Also known as inorganic fertilizers, including nitrogen, phosphate, potash, micronutrients, compound fertilizers, etc. It has strong pertinence and quick effect. There are many kinds of chemical ...

  • An automated laser bird repellent protects 7 ha of cherry trees in Chile - Case Study

    Location: San Carlos, Chillán, Región del Ñuble, Chile Application context: Agriculture, Cherry farm Problem definition: Bird destroying and eating cherries Pest bird species: Sparrows (Passeridae), thrushes (Turdidae) and turtle doves (Columbidae) Time of the year with bird problems: November – January Time of the day with bird ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • American blueberry farmer increases revenue by 33% with lasers - Case Study

    Location: Jefferson, Oregon, USA Application context: Blueberry farm (Vineyard & Orchard) Problem definition: Crop loss due to bird damage in the blueberry farm Pest bird species: Starlings (Sturnidae), Blackbirds (Turdidae), Robins (Turdidae), Swallows (Hirundinidae) Time during the year of bird presence: June – October Time during the day of ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Agricola EU uses Automatic bird deterrent to avoid cherry crop loss - Case Study

    Location: Fundo la Mina, Puente Negro, San Fernando Application context: Agriculture, Cherry farm Problem definition: Birds eating the cherries Pest bird species: Doves (Columbidae) and thrushes (Turdidae) Time of the year with bird problems: September – December Time of the day with bird problems: All day Number of systems: 2 x Agrilaser ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Laser bird repellent solves bird problem in wine grape industry - Case Study

    Griffin’s vineyard achieved a 99.8% reduction in birds with laser bird repellent Location: Sonoma County, California, USA Application context: Vineyard Problem definition: Crop loss due to bird damage in the vineyard Pest bird species: Finches (Passerida) Bird behavior: Foraging and perching Time of bird presence during the year: June ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • AG Drone T1 Flight Controller

    T1 flight controller is a mature flight controller for agricultural UAV. Diy quadcopter flight controller provides rich and practical function that can meet the multiple requirements of the current agricultural UAV. By the ...

  • Nigeria`s Leading Flour Mill Ltd - Case Study

    This customer is a leading global integrated supply chain manager and processor of agricultural products and food ingredients, supplying various products across 16 platforms in 65 countries. It owns the largest flour food processing plants in Nigeria. ...

  • Discovering the Classical Biological Control Approach

    This article was initially published on Freshfruitportal.com. As we wrote in the article introducing this series, there are three basic applied biocontrol strategies which are commonly incorporated into an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy; 1) Classical, which imports natural enemies from outside the local area, 2) Conservation, which seeks to enhance the ...


    By UAV-IQ LLC

  • Innovative Technology Solves Bird Problems for Fruit Industries

    Imagine that 3.21 pounds of fresh mangoes were consumed in the US per person in 2017. As well as, 2.71 pounds of peaches and 7.75 pounds of pineapples per person were consumed. In the same year, fresh fruit consumption amounted to 135.38 pounds1. These three fruits are some of the most popular in the world and severely affected by bird ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • The difference between organic fertilizer and chemical fertilizer

    The difference between organic fertilizer and chemical fertilizer Difference Chemical fertilizer, manufactured by chemical or physical methods, containing one or more nutrient elements for crop growth. Also known as inorganic ...

  • The Multiple Application of CRISPR-Cas9

    CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology can target virtually any genomic location of choice by utilizing a short RNA guide, then cut the sequence with the Cas9 protein. Compared with traditional gene editing technologies, the CRISPR-Cas9 system is both faster and more efficient. The CRISPR-Cas9 system currently has a wide ...


    By Synbio Technologies LLC

  • Global warming to result in widespread crop loss to insects

    Rice, corn and wheat loss rates could rise by up to 25% with every 1˚C increase to global temperatures as insects start to eat and breed more, new research has found. Led by researchers at Washington University, the ...

  • Tips for Using Beneficial Nematodes in the Summer

    Now that summer is underway and temperatures are steadily rising, we are getting a lot of questions about how to effectively order, store and apply beneficial nematodes in the heat. Beneficial nematodes are a great, natural and effective option for controlling a wide variety of pest insects this time of year. The ideal time to apply nematodes can depend on the ...


    By BioLogic Company, Inc.

  • Using Technology for Complete Farm Management - Case Study

    Challenge This case is about one of the world’s largest producers of potato specialties company based in India. The company leases plots for farming and has 2500+ plots spread across an area of 5200 +acres. Earlier, they used to record farm data manually, thus creating multiple inconsistent entries. A check on practices such as dehaulming & rouging, adoption of right package of ...

  • Success Stories from the Bird-X Team

    At Bird-X, we are proud of our humane and eco-friendly approach to bird control. Here are just some recent examples of how our dedicated bird control professionals have helped business and land owners all across the country get rid of birds – for good! Stuart, Tom, Tim, and Dan weigh in on their recent success stories: Stuart At an Executive Airport near ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Spring is coming…How Early Can You Apply Nematodes?

    Spring is on its way, and many of us are looking forward to more time spent outside. A common question we get this time of year is “when can I apply beneficial nematodes”? Beneficial nematodes are a great, all-natural control for a variety of common pest insects. But, since nematodes are living organisms, care needs to be taken to ensure they stay living and viable. As a general ...


    By BioLogic Company, Inc.

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