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Study Finds Market Forces Influence The Value Of Bat-provided Services
2014-02-04 10:21:10

University of Tennessee at Knoxville Services provided by Mother Nature, such as pest control from insect-eating bats, are affected by market forces like most anything else in the economy, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study finds. The study's results have implications for biodiversity conservation efforts. Researchers from UT and the University of Arizona, Tucson, studied how forces such as volatile market conditions and technological substitutes affect the value of pest...

2014-01-30 00:20:41

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Farm Bill that the House passed today and the Senate will vote on contains a provision that overrides a ruling by EPA that the toxic fumigant sulfuryl fluoride leaves unsafe levels of fluoride on food, reports the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). The aggregate dose that children receive from these residues along with the fluoride from other sources, including fluoridated water and dental products, exceeds EPA's safe reference dose...

Commonly Used Pesticides Kill Honeybee Larvae In Their Hives
2014-01-27 13:54:54

Sara LaJeunesse - Penn State Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives, according to Penn State and University of Florida researchers. The team also found that N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) -- an inert, or inactive, chemical commonly used as a pesticide additive -- is highly toxic to honeybee larvae. "We found that four of the pesticides most commonly found in beehives kill bee larvae," said Jim Frazier, professor of...

2014-01-20 04:20:27

DUBLIN, January 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/szgdmn/european_crop) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the European Crop Protection Chemicals Market - Trends and Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/szgdmn/european_crop ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Pesticides are very important as they improve the...

2014-01-20 04:20:17

DUBLIN, January 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6lnwqj/asiapacific_crop) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the Asia-Pacific Crop Protection Chemicals Market: Trends and Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6lnwqj/asiapacific_crop ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Crop protection chemicals are the most dominating...

2014-01-17 23:02:56

New research report “Global Pesticide and Agrochemical Market to 2018 - Market Size, Growth, and Forecasts in Over 50 Countries” worked out by MarketSizeInfo.com has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 From 2007 to 2013, the worldwide market for pesticides and agrochemicals registered an average annual growth of around 9.8%. In the next 5 years, it is anticipated to increase by approximately 8.7% per annum. At present, such segments as...

2014-01-14 16:21:04

DUBLIN, January 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qkkkz9/crop_protection) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the International Crop Protection Chemicals Market: Global Trends and Forecast To 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qkkkz9/crop_protection ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The global crop protection market...

Novel Attract-and-kill Approach Developed To Target Argentine Ants
2014-01-06 13:15:08

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside entomologists devise a technique that involves mixing a synthetic pheromone in insecticide sprays After being inadvertently introduced in the United States from South America, Argentine ants have successfully invaded urban, agricultural, and natural settings nationwide. In urban California, the Argentine ant is among the primary pest ants. For example, this particular species of ants makes up 85 percent of ants sampled by commercial pest...

2014-01-03 08:21:20

DUBLIN, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8gvb8j/biocides_market) has announced the addition of the "Biocides Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Biocides with huge application in water treatment and industries, as well as in households, are expected to experience substantial growth in future. The growing...

2014-01-02 12:21:11

DUBLIN, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jx9ccw/global_biocide) has announced the addition of the "Global Biocide Market - By Types, Applications, Trends & Forecast to 2016" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Biocides are substances that kill or inhibit all life forms when introduced in sufficient concentration and/or duration. They are used to control harmful organisms and...


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