integrated pest control Articles

  • Controlling pest birds in public schools

    Pilots, golfers, and virtually anyone who is responsible for the safety of others are concerned about dealing with “pest birds” effectively. They include pigeons, Canada geese, seagulls, starlings and others that contaminate and damage the various buildings in which we live, work, and play. Bird droppings have the potential to transmit over 60 known diseases, and they are also a safety hazard ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Professional Pest Manager Magazine

    In the last issue of Professional Pest Manager (PPM), we talked with western Sydney based pest manager, Greg Morrison, about his use of the Green Eye Termite Monitoring and Baiting Station. For this issue, we tracked down Greg, who operates Antibug Pest Control and his senior technician, Robert Guiffre, checking out a job which both men reckoned had become a major headache. The good news was that ...

  • Environmental impact of an orchard winter wash and early season pesticide applications on both a beneficial and a pest mite species in Bramley apple orchards

    Apple orchards often receive winter-washes to help aid invertebrate pest control. These can have detrimental environmental consequences. The application of winter-wash increased Aculus schlechtendali numbers while a decrease in numbers of the beneficial mite Anystis baccarum was observed. The application of early season pesticide treatments produced mixed results in relation to A. schlechtendali. ...

  • Working with Nature - Towards integrated approaches to disaster risk reduction

    Millions of people around the world are vulnerable to natural and man-made hazards. Unsustainable management and use of ecosystems is often a root cause of such vulnerability. Wetlands International calls for better integration of approaches to disaster risk reduction, bringing together expertise from relevant sectors and making optimal use of the natural protection provided by ecosystems. All ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Chemical and ecological control methods for Epitrix spp.

    Very little information exists in regards to the control options available for potato flea beetles, Epitrix spp. This short review covers both chemical and ecological options currently available for control of Epitrix spp. Synthetic pyrethroids are the weapon of choice for the beetles. However, the impetus in integrated pest management is to do timely (early-season) applications with something ...


    By GJESM Journal

  • Controlling Barnyardgrass with Corn Hybrid Selection

    Barnyardgrass is a summer annual grass weed with a global impact on corn production.  Yield losses due to barnyardgrass competition have been estimated up to 45% or more for crops such as cotton and corn. Besides corn, it can also be a serious weed pest in rice, soybean, sugarbeet, cotton, and corn. Integrated weed management techniques can be used for control of barnyardgrass in corn. High ...

  • Environmental dimensions of fertilizer and pesticide use; relevance to Indian agriculture

    This paper presents an overview of the environmental consequences of fertilizers and pesticides in agriculture and the measures needed to mitigate the adverse impact of these chemicals on environment. The issues are then analysed from the perspective of the use of fertilizers and pesticides in Indian agriculture. Fertilizer consumption in India is concentrated in about one-third of the cultivated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Predicting impacts of global warming on population dynamics and distribution of arthropods in Japan

    The mean surface temperature rose by 1.0°C over the last 40 years in Japan. Changes in the pest status, distribution range, winter mortality, and the synchronization in phenology were examined. The increase in the number of annual generations of each taxon was predicted based on the lower developmental threshold and the thermal constant. Increasing damage due to rice- and fruit-infesting bugs, ...


    By Springer

  • Influence diagrams as decision‐making tools for pesticide risk management

    The pesticide policy arena is filled with discussion of probabilistic approaches to assess ecological risk, however, similar discussions about implementing formal probabilistic methods in pesticide risk decision making are less common. An influence diagram approach is proposed for ecological risk‐based decisions about pesticide usage. Aside from technical data, pesticide risk management relies on ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Soybean aphid population dynamics, soybean yield loss, and development of stage-specific economic injury levels

    Stage-specific economic injury levels (EILs) form the basis of integrated pest management for soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura) in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Experimental objectives were to develop a procedure for calculating EILs of the soybean aphid specific to the R2 (full bloom), R4 (full pod), and R5 (beginning seed) soybean development stages using the law of the diminishing ...

  • Soybean aphid population dynamics, soybean yield loss, and development of stage-specific economic injury levels

    Stage-specific economic injury levels (EILs) form the basis of integrated pest management for soybean aphid (Aphis glycines Matsumura) in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Experimental objectives were to develop a procedure for calculating EILs of the soybean aphid specific to the R2 (full bloom), R4 (full pod), and R5 (beginning seed) soybean development stages using the law of the diminishing ...

  • Biodiversity

    Introduction This biodiversity assessment is integrating our knowledge on species, habitats and protected areas into the complex issues of ecosystem management, ecosystem services, human health and wellbeing. Chapter 2 includes an overview of the state of biodiversity in the EU and EEA member countries and an analysis on pressures with a more specific focus on terrestrial ecosystems. Biodiversity ...

  • ORGANICS DIVERSION - WITH COMPOST MARKETS IN MIND

    Untitled Document California Integrated Waste Management Board collaborates with local agencies, universities and the composting community to increase demand for quality compost. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Why Eating Invasive Species Is a Bad Idea

    Gastronomy is no silver bullet for controlling invasive species. It seems like whenever an edible animal becomes an invasive pest, someone suggests that getting people to eat it will solve the problem. For instance, in 1998 the state of Louisiana induced famous New Orleans chefs to develop recipes for nutria, which ...


    By Ensia

  • BroadBand PRO: Power Plant case study

    What do you do when 6,000 starlings precipitously invade your power plant? Run for cover! “Last fall,” relates Dave Sheetz, mechanic at PacifiCorp’s Dave Johnston Power Plant in Wyoming, “thousands of starlings began roosting all over our power generating units. Their droppings covered the units and dripped all the way down from top to bottom.” To make matters ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Environmental Situation in Africa

    Abstract Africa The economic and social needs of Africa depends more on its environmental resources but these natural resources are seriously declining and that is really effecting the entire region. Sustainable development in this rapidly changing region has become an imperative, and must take place in the complex context of a diverse and changing ecosystem, political transition and evolution ...

  • Why Are Electric Substations Attracting Nuisance Birds and How Can We Stop Them?

    See how liquid bird repellent helped eliminate pest birds around electric substations in this article by BirdBuffer LLC. Several years ago, Pacific Gas & Electric engaged in an endeavor to find a better solution to keep birds out of their substations in California. An article written by Kellie Collins, Steve Yonge, and Ron Critchlow of the San Francisco Pacific Gas and ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Research Projects Add Value to MSW Composting Facility

    Untitled Document By combining upfront separation for recyclables with intensive composting of MSW and biosolids, Florida's Sumter County ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Managing Environment, Health and Safety Risks at the National Museums of Kenya for Sustainability

    AbstractUrban environmental policy cannot escape the dictates of global environmental requirements as stipulated by the principles of Stockholm Conference, Rio-Summit, and the Johannesburg Summit that includes multilateral environmental agreements. The National Museum of Kenya (NMK) is a public, educational, scientific and heritage management institution established in 1909. It has undergone ...


  • EPA SUPPORT EXPANDS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION MOLD & IAQ TRAINING AND COMMUNICATES A NEW SET OF STANDARDS TO MEDIATE THE MOLD CRISIS

    IAQ/Mold Professionals, Real Estate, Insurance and Financial Industries Reduces Risks from Mold and IAQ Exposure Insurance Carriers and Lenders Back New Mold/IAQ Standards Lack of Standards Now a “Non-Issue” as Industries Unite and Agree No one likes to talk about mold, yet it has quickly become a multibillion-dollar problem for mortgage banking companies, insurance companies, ...

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