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The EU must enforce a pesticide tax
Experts warn that the EU agriculture sector is stuck in "permanent pesticide-dependence," and that major flaws exist in the current attempts to reduce the use of pesticides across the EU.
How to improve biological control agents for soil and pest management
Aarthi JanakiRaman, Research Director, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, explains the need for an integrated approach to improve adoption of biological control agents for soil and pest management.
Less pesticide, more profit: Testing new options to sustain apple production
Mark Gleason, Professor, Iowa State University Department of Plant Pathology, Entomology, and Microbiology in the U.S., describes the pesticide problem and in this vein, why testing new options is needed to sustain apple production.
Food Safety: Assessing mixtures of endocrine disruptors
Here, Alberto Mantovani from Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma, Italy, discusses an aspect of food safety that concerns assessing mixtures of endocrine disruptors.
Natural pest control: Moving forward with biopesticides
Dr Joel R. Coats, Distinguished Professor of Entomology & Toxicology, explains biopesticides in the field of natural pest control.
Integrated Pest Management: Reducing pesticide use in European farms
Coordinators of IPMWORKS, Nicolas Munier-Jolain, and IPM Decisions, Neil Paveley, illustrate how integrated pest management acts as a pathway for European farmers to reduce pesticide inputs and improve production systems.
Tackling the impacts of pesticides on human, animal and environmental health
Jane Mills, University of Gloucestershire, tells us about the SPRINT project’s aim to tackle the impacts of pesticides on human, animal and environmental health.
Environment & human health: Pesticide risks
Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechCasting Group, discusses alternative solutions to address pesticide risks for the environment and human health. Her article starts with the concern around pesticides use.
What causes insecticide resistance?
Dr. Joel R. Coats, Distinguished Professor of Entomology & Toxicology, sheds some light on the causes of everchanging insecticide resistance.
Influence of synthetic pesticides on human health and the global ecosystem
Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group charts the influence of synthetic pesticides on human health and the global ecosystem.
Time to take a lead by taking lead out of the environment
Jacques Trouvilliez, Executive Secretary of AEWA, discusses the challenge of continued use of lead ammunition.
Dr Joel Coats – Department of Entomology
Dr Joel Coats discusses his work in the field of Entomology and his work at the Iowa State University, including key aspects of his research.
Potato and tomato blights in Europe: Multi-actor research is crucial for sustainable control
Didier Andrivon from INRA directs our thoughts to potato and tomato blights in Europe and as such, argues that multi-actor research is crucial for sustainable control.
Late blight and organic crops: Solving the arduous copper equation
Didier Andrivon from INRA underlines late blight and organic crops, including solving the arduous copper equation.
Can container farming help meet the rising demand for local food?
With the demand for local produce constantly rising due to environmental, economic and quality reasons, Johnathan Bulmer, MD at Cleveland Containers, has urged for more pick up on container farming.
Protecting U.S. agriculture from pests and pathogens
APHIS, part of the USDA, is using a risk-based approach to protect U.S. agriculture from potentially devastating plant pests and diseases, as we discover here.
Plant-plant communication for sustainable pest management
Velemir Ninkovic, Associate Professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), explores plant-plant communication for sustainable pest management.
The re-emergence of potato late blight: A major reason for pesticide use in arable...
Didier Andrivon, Research Director at INRA provides an account of the disease, potato late blight and why pesticides are used in arable crops.
Pesticides: A contributing factor to the increase in asthma?
Pamela J. Lein at the University of California, Davis discusses the evidence suggesting that pesticides are risk factors for asthma
Malaria: aspirations, realities and practicalities
Dr James Tibenderana from Malaria Consortium unveils the facts about the global goal to eliminate malaria In the past decade, the aspiration of malaria elimination has been high on the agenda. Reducing malaria deaths and the number of diagnosed malaria cases by at least 90% and eliminating it in at...
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