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Smart mouse trap to be revealed at PestEx 2017

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Russell IPM, the Cheshire-based manufacturer of pest control products for the professional user is best known in pest control for its pheromone-based monitoring traps that prevent mating between stored product insects, its smart digital traps for rodent management and its control systems for flying and crawling insects. At this year's PestEx exhibiton in London, taking place 22-23 March 2017, Russell IPM will be promoting the unique mating disruption system, Dismate PE; the iPest electronic rodent monitoring system, and iPest Plus digital reporting system. The latest and most economical digital solution for monitoring mice in domestic and small public environments, such as bars and pubs, the Mouse Spy, will be launched at the event.

Find out what is special about the new iMouse trap, meet us on stand 114, and take a sample of our pheromone-infused monitoring traps.

See you in London!

New doors for British biorationals manufacturer Russell IPM at Fruit Logistica 2017

Russell IPM account Managers negotiating at the stand at Fruit Logistica 2017

Russell IPM account Managers negotiating at the stand at Fruit Logistica 2017

The 25th edition of Fruit Logistica – one of the largest fresh produce trade and logistics show, which takes place annually in February in Berlin attracted about 3000 exhibitors and over 70, 000 international visitors from around the world this year. The show was ever more successful for British manufacturer of biorational solutions for agriculture Russell IPM, as the company made inroads into previously untapped markets, while also meeting new customers from its traditional trading grounds.

Promoting its natural plant growth enhancer and microbial soil booster, Recharge, the Cheshire-based company attracted contracts from growers of greenhouse crops in Eastern Europe. Russell’s British-made pheromone lures and traps that supplement its programmes for integrated pest management generated interest in companies from Russia, Azerbaijan, Greece and Bulgaria. Polish growers of protected crops discussed solutions for the management of thrips, for which Russell IPM offers the award-winning pheromone-infused blue patterned sticky roller traps. Representatives from Africa and Pakistan took a renewed interest in the company’s tested solutions from the management of fruit fly, where the Ceranock and Zonatrac pheromone traps deliver great results, especially when combined with Recharge. Everyone who visited Russell IPM’s stand in the CHA British pavilion this year left with new knowledge and new product samples that can solve their current problem, whether with soil that needs replenishment or with pest invasions in their greenhouses.

Russell IPM strives to deliver innovative and high-quality comprehensive solutions for biorational plant protection and yield enhancement. The company's success in reaching out to new markets at Fruit Logistica this year is proof that it is able to address some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Russell IPM’s expertise transcends borders

Dr Hassan with Turkish commercial delegates, showcasing Russell IPM's pheromone-enhanced traps in Bari, Italy

Dr Hassan with Turkish commercial delegates, showcasing Russell IPM's pheromone-enhanced traps in Bari, Italy

This year, Russell IPM's Head of Research & Development, Dr Nayem Hassan was invited by CIHEAM Bari, Italy to teach between 28 November-2 December 2016 a short course on Integrated Pest Management of Citrus crop. The lectures focused on plant protection and attracted inspectors from the Food Provincial Directorate of Antalya (Turkey) whose specialty is integrated protection techniques for citrus. The interest in Russell IPM's traps with incorporated pheromones of Meditteranean fruitfly and Tuta absoluta were an absolute hit with the Turkish delegates. Our solutions were well-received by the representatives, who have expressed interest in testing them on Turkish soil in 2017.

Russell IPM’s knowledge transfer in action

Dr Hassan explaining the benefits of pheromone-enhanced traps developed by Russell IPM

Dr Hassan explaining the benefits of pheromone-enhanced traps developed by Russell IPM

This year, Russell IPM's Head of Research & Development, Dr Nayem Hassan was invited by the Master of MAI-Bari Programme in Italy to teach a course entitled “Sustainable IPM Technologies for Mediterranean Fruit and Vegetable Crops”. Dr Hassan's lectures covered “Semiochemicals: Formulation and application” and ran from 28 November to 1 December 2016, within Unit III “Pest/Pathogen Control”.

The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (MAIB) is a postgraduate training center, operating in four main areas: "Soil management and water resources ", " Integrated pest management of Mediterranean orchard crops","Mediterranean organic Agriculture" and "Agriculture, food and sustainable rural development", where the highest quality of scientific research and design are applied in partnerships with commercial entities under the programs of international cooperation. Dr Hassan was happy to share his expertise with students from around the world, paving the way for the green future of agriculture in the Mediterranean whilst forging new research partnerships and global co-operation for Russell IPM.

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