plant protection Articles

  • Regional Analysis of use Patterns of Plant Protection Products in Six EU Countries

    Abstract This study followed a review conducted by LEI-DLO in Phase 1 of the project on possibilities for future EU environmental policy on plant protection products (PES-A). In their review LEO-DLO suggested three avenues for investigation: Areas of more than moderate use of plant protection products: Germany - Nordrhein Westfallen, Rheinland Pfalz, Berlin France - ...

  • Development of Waste Sawdust as a plant protection material for horticulture and agriculture

    Untitled Document Lignin is one of the major wastes of modern society, in the form of wood waste such as sawdust. In nature, lignin is ...

  • Intellectual property protection and capacity building in Mexican plant biotechnology

    Mexico's intellectual property protection (IPP) legislation has been radically reformed on the premise that this would facilitate foreign investment and the transfer of technology, both of which were considered necessary to modernise the economy. It was assumed that stronger IPP would also stimulate Mexico's own scientific-technological capacity both in the private and the public sector. This ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What is it about this soil that protects plants from devastating disease?

    Figuring out why certain soils keep plant parasites at bay could be a boon for agriculture around the globe Plants around the world are constantly under attack — often with big implications for humans. In the 1960s, millions of elm trees in Britain, France and the U.S. fell victim to Dutch elm disease, which clogs the vessels that carry life-giving water to the trees’ leaves. ...


    By Ensia

  • Possibilities for Future EC Environmental Policy on Plant Protection Products

    Abstract This report presents the results of a study to examine and evaluate the economic, environmental and social benefits of plant protection products (PPPs) in agriculture with the main emphasis on the economic aspects. The approach followed was to carry out four case studies - each covering a single crop in a specific region of major production-comparing standard, integrated and organic ...

  • Can medicinal plants alleviate poverty and protect Nepal’s fragile environment?

    Farmers in the high Himalayas partner with a U.S.–based nonprofit to cultivate medicinal plants — and the environmental and economic benefits they offer. On a trip to their childhood home in eastern Nepal in the early 2000s, Nepalese staff members of the Mountain Institute — an organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., that works to protect mountain environments ...


    By Ensia

  • On-time Pest Protection

    Farming can be a beautiful job under an open sky. But sometimes that ”open sky” determines the flow of farming, total yield, and productivity according to the weather (rain, drought, hail, frost). Since the weather is a major factor in farming, farmers need to manage certain practices to protect their crops from bad weather conditions as well as from various insects and diseases ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Protecting and restoring forests

    Protecting the earth’s nearly 4 billion hectares of remaining forests and replanting those already lost are both essential for restoring the earth’s health, an important foundation for the new economy. Reducing rainfall runoff and the associated flooding and soil erosion, recycling rainfall inland, and restoring aquifer recharge depend on simultaneously reducing pressure on forests and on ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Blueberry Farm Bird Protection Tips

    It’s everyone’s favorite time of year! The leaves are turning green, the sun is staying out later and the birds have migrated north for the summer. Well, if you’re a blueberry farmer, you know that the latter may cause some headaches for your prosperous berries. Birds, like humans, love the taste of these berries and will go to great lengths to get their fair share of the tasty ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Genetic diversity among U.S. sunflower inbreds and hybrids: Assessing probability of ancestry and potential for use in plant variety protection

    We report on the ability of microsatellites or simple sequence repeats (SSRs) to discriminate sunflower (Helianthus spp.) inbred lines and hybrids that are well adapted and widely used in the United States. Associations of inbreds were consistent with known pedigrees; groupings were often consistent with designations as either female or male parents. All of the hybrids were uniquely identified; ...

  • Are acute and chronic saltwater fish studies required for plant protection and biocidal product active substance risk assessment?

    The acute and chronic toxicity of chemicals to fish is routinely assessed by using fish acute and early life stage (ELS) test results, usually with freshwater species. However, under some regulations with certain substances, data on saltwater species may also be required. Evidence from earlier studies suggests that saltwater fish species are generally no more sensitive than freshwater species, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The evolving rights to intellectual property protection in the agricultural biosciences

    Pressures from the USA and Europe have resulted in the proliferation of stronger intellectual property protection worldwide, as a condition for continued access to world markets. The failure of crops other than soybeans, cotton, maize and canola in developed countries to benefit from the major innovations in genetic modification raises questions regarding the implications of increased ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Using a Walnut Shell Filter as an RO Protection Filter

    The purity of boiler feed water can be a critical part of the manufacturing process. This water needs to be free from contaminants in order for the boiler to operate correctly, without frequent shutdown for maintenance. For this reason, a membrane filtration train is frequently used. Unfortunately, the exposure of plant water to the manufacturing process means that the feed water can be ...


    By Filtra Systems

  • An evaluation of fish early life stage tests for predicting reproductive and longer term toxicity from plant protection product active substances

    The chronic toxicity of chemicals to fish is routinely assessed by using fish early life stage (ELS) test results. Fish full lifecycle (FLC) tests are generally only required when toxicity, bioaccumulation, and persistence triggers are met, or when there is a suspicion of potential endocrine disrupting properties. This regulatory approach is based on a relationship between the results of fish ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Desiccation-tolerant plants in dry environments

    The majority of terrestrial plants are unable to survive in very dry environments. However, a small group of plants, called ‘resurrection’ plants, are extremely desiccation-tolerant and are capable of losing more than 90% of thecellular water in vegetative tissues. Resurrection plants can remain dried in an anabiotic state for several years and, upon rehydration, are able to resume normal growth ...


    By Springer

  • Five Ways to Manage the Soil for Planting

    The soil, as the primary resource for food production and the most important tool for every farmer, is crucial for farming. Successful farming begins with the quality soil, which provides water and essential nutrients to the crops. Rich and healthy soil, combined with the appropriate amount of water and sunlight can significantly contribute to global food production. Proper soil management ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Rural communities and protected area management in the Mount Cameroon Region of West Africa

    This study is aimed at highlighting aspects of the management of protected areas within rural communities in the Mount Cameroon Region of West Africa. The region is characterised by rapid exploration of the natural forest through illegal practices of poaching. This has led to the rapid extinction of animals such as the drills. This has been a major problem as it impedes sustainable forest ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pesticide plant saved from closure

    Techem is a Mexican pesticide manufacturer dedicated to the production of specialty chemicals for the chemical, agricultural and health industries. Techem sells the chemical industry a diverse range of products including nitrides, chlorides and phosphates, applicable to color tinting and textile manufacture. In the agro-chemical market, Techem sells intermediate phosphates to help protect ...


    By BluePlanet Labs

  • A Decade After Asian Tsunami, New Forests Protect the Coast

    The tsunami that struck Indonesia in 2004 obliterated vast areas of Aceh province. But villagers there are using an innovative microcredit scheme to restore mangrove forests and other coastal ecosystems that will serve as a natural barrier against future killer waves and storms. On the day that the Indian Ocean tsunami hit his village a decade ago, fisherman Hajamuddin was at sea. It was ...


    By Wetlands International

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