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2009-06-01 01:00:00

PRESTON, England, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Plant Impact (AIM: PIM), a developer of technologies that improve crop productivity, is pleased to announce that on May 29 2009 it entered into a significant exclusive licence agreement with Arysta LifeScience Corporation ("Arysta") for the sale of Plant Impact's flagship BugOil(R) product ("Licence Agreement"). Highlights: - Exclusive worldwide license in relation to the BugOil(R) product granted to Arysta, a global top...

2008-10-08 03:00:14

By Adlam, John Whitefly With predators, add Majestik, Nemolt, SB Plant Invigorator and Mycotal into your integrated pest management programme. Mycotal is a useful control product especially in humidity levels above 80 per cent under protection. If predators are not used, apply Gazelle, Oberon, Toppel 10, Decis or Gyro. Spraying three times at five-day intervals to ensure all subsequent generations are controlled gives the best adult control programmes. Exempter or lmidasect 5GR granules in...

2008-08-23 03:00:18

By Sid Mullis Today I want to discuss a couple of problems you may be experiencing in your landscape. Sooty mold can be bad this time of year. The black, sooty fungus can be on a variety of ornamental plants such as crape myrtles and gardenias. This unsightly condition is caused by a fungus that does not actually attack the plant but damages it by covering the foliage and thus reducing its absorption of sunlight. Instead of obtaining food from a host plant, as do most funguses,...

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2007-05-22 19:26:09

SACRAMENTO -- An insect-borne virus that has killed tomato plants across Central America, Florida and Georgia has been detected in California for the first time. The virus, known as tomato yellow leaf curl, devastated crops in the Dominican Republican and in Mexico, forcing those countries to curtail the growing season to contain the spread of the disease. Tomatoes are California's eighth largest crop. The state supplies the vast majority of the nation's processed tomatoes - 95 percent,...

2005-10-06 17:48:46

Scientists have developed a new technique that makes pesticides more effective by removing insects' ability to exhibit resistance. Their research will extend the effective life of current pesticides, significantly reduce the amount that needs to be sprayed and remove the need for farmers to move to stronger and more harmful chemicals. Researchers at Rothamsted Research in Hertfordshire, working with researchers in New South Wales, Australia have developed a way to counter the pests' most...


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