agriculture pest Articles

  • Adaptive management: potential and limitations for ecological governance

    Adaptive management is reviewed as a paradigm that addresses a widely perceived need to give more prominence to ecological imperatives. Its contribution to the management of complex problem situations is addressed with reference to the facilitation of social learning and the creation of institutions. The roles of simulation modelling are considered as an example, and ways to overcome social ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Acute Toxicity of the Synthetic Pyrethroid Deltamethrin to Fingerling European Catfish, Silurus glanis L.

    The wide use of synthetic pesticides is increasing worldwide pollution risk. The synthetic pyrethroids are among the most potent and effective insecticides available (moore and Waring 2001), accounting for more than 30% of the world market in insecticides. The low toxicity of pyrethroid insecticides to mammals and birds and their limited soil persistence has encouraged the widespread and ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Control of environmental health and removal of rats by α2-adrenergic antagonist and potassium channel blocker

    In stress, sympathetic system stimulation inhibits insulin release via postsynaptic alpha 2 (a2)- adrenoceptors on the pancreas beta cells, intense sympathetic stimulations interrupt the activation of beta cells in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). Some of the researchers believe that pretreatment with clonidine potentiated hyperglycemia. Glycogenolysis and gluconeogenesis or decrease of glucose ...


    By University of Tehran

  • The implications of US Government policy on the development and use of biopesticides

    Biopesticides developed and used in the future will emerge against the backdrop of the environmental effects associated with the use of conventional pesticides and government policies designed to control these effects. In the final analysis, farmers' choices on pesticides will be influenced by the prevailing costs and benefits of conventional pesticides and their alternatives, including ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Novel approaches for remediation of pesticide pollutants

    The use of synthetic pesticides has become an indispensable tool in agriculture for the control of pests. Therefore, the search for remedies and techniques for decontamination and detoxification of a pesticide-contaminated environment has become an important part of the research. Currently, bioremediation seems to be one of the most environmentally safe and cost-effective methods. In nature, the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of butachlor for control of submerged macrophytes along with its impact on biotic components of freshwater system

    The use of pesticides whether herbicides or insecticides is indispensable in modern agriculture technology to control pests or weeds for the production of more food and management of public health, both in developed and developing countries. Today about 4500 pesticides are in general use all over the world, out of which 25 have high toxicity potential to a wide range of flora and fauna of ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Bt-cotton boosts the gross margin of small-scale cotton producers in South Africa

    This paper explores some of the issues involved in the Genetic Modification (GM) debate by focusing on one crop that has been modified for pest resistance, cotton (Gossypium hirsutum), and commercially released to small-scale farmers in the Makhathini Flats, KwaZulu Natal, the Republic of South Africa. This was the first commercial release of a GM variety (Bt-cotton) in Sub-Saharan Africa, and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Agricultural trade liberalisation and the global environment: evaluating the linkages

    A reduction of trade barriers will influence the overall scale of agricultural activities, the structure of agricultural production, the mix of inputs and outputs, the production technology, and the regulatory framework. These adjustments, in turn, will influence environmental quality by increasing or reducing environmental harm and creating or destroying environmental amenities. International ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Healthy, Fair and Profitable: A Win-Win Pesticide Policy

    A new report released by the Pacific Institute and the California Green Scissors project makes the case for changing the way pesticides are regulated in California. According to the report, if California significantly increased its funding for sustainable agriculture -- instead of just spending money to regulate pesticide usage -- we could aid California farmers, improve the public health and ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Semios Receives US EPA Approval for 3 New Pheromones To Target the Most Destructive Pests in the Apple & Pear Industry

    Vancouver, BC, November 24, 2014 – Semios, provider of real-time agricultural information and precision pest management tools, has been given US EPA approval for three aerosol pheromone products that disrupt the mating of codling moth and oriental fruit moth. “Our new formula performs extremely well at lower temperatures, emitting a drier mist that disperses quickly across an ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

  • Reforms to the Chinese Pesticide Regulation System

    Like so many other regulatory programs in China, pesticide regulations are changing. At the 8th China High-Level Forum on Pesticides, Ying Ji, Chief Agronomist of the Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals, Ministry of Agriculture (ICAMA), stated that the future of pesticide regulation in China will see more emphasis placed on industrial development, registration security, the application of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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 the species ...


    By BIOSANI

  • 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 problems: All day Number of ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Custom Fan for Agricultural Spraying

    Industrial Exhauster We custom-designed this industrial exhaust air handling fan for crop spraying equipment, with a custom arrangement, custom color, and a diesel engine driver. Braced for extra support, the streamlined heavy-duty design features an angled partial backward inclined blade for increased efficiency and reduce material buildup. Agricultural crop sprayers are also heavy-duty ...


    By AirPro Fan & Blower Company

  • 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

  • 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 Autonomic 500 with solar panel In use ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Biotechnology: APHIS Seeks Comment on Potentially Significant Changes to Regulations Regarding GE Organisms

    According to a Federal Register notice published on February 5, 2016, 81 Fed. Reg. 6225, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced its intent to "prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement (EIS) in connection with potential changes to the regulations regarding the importation, interstate movement, and environmental release ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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