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Russell IPM ready to launch its Operation Christmas Child

coloured wrapped boxes

Operation Christmas Child at Russell IPM

Friday the 18th November will be the day on which Russell IPM's Sales Manager Gina Taylor will stop in front of a Samaritan's Purse office in Cheshire, open the boot of her car and, much like Santa, unload a load of festively wrapped boxes. This year, Gina has organised the Russell IPM donations to the charity in aid of children around the world who would otherwise not receive any presents for Christmas. Everyone at the company contributed either by wrapping shoe boxes in coloured paper and filling them with toys, clothes and school supplies for children in need, or by paying for their delivery. Each box was then carefully labeled, to mark whether the gifts inside are for a boy or a girl and for which age category: 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14 years of age.

Samaritan's Purse will ensure that all gifts arrive to their destination, where they will be sure to make a child smile by letting him or her experience the gift of Christmas generosity. All Russell IPM employees and their children look forward to seeing who received their presents. If you would also like to participate in Operation Christmas Child,  the final day for dropping off a shoe box full of gifts is 18th November, at a Samaritan's Purse office near you.

Dr Sampson to speak at “Advances in IPM 2016” AAB Meeting in Lincolnshire


On Thurdsay, 17th November, at 13:00 o'clock Dr Clare Sampson, Horticultural Development Manager at Russell IPM, will be giving a talk before The Association of Applied Biologists, presenting her work on developing a new generation of specially coloured, pheromone and pattern-enhanced sticky traps for the management of whitefly and thrips. She will be discussing her work on a KTP Project spanning October 2014 – October 2016, whose aim has been to increase trap catch for these insects without disrupting beneficial species. AAB members are welcome to this fascinating presentation, whose results already have won awards at international agricultural events.

Russell IPM wins an Innovation Award at the expoSE and expoDirect Strawberry and Asparagus Fair in Karlsruhe, Germany


The European Asparagus and Strawberry Fair in Baden-Würtemberg is an international annual event that gathers growers, technology and service providers in the production of the respective fruit and vegetables. Typically, about 500 exhibitors and over 6000 visitors attend, representing the agriculture, food and beverage, and outdoor vegetables and soft fruits business sectors.

The Innovation Award benefits companies that own, produce and sell a unique, market-ready product. A model of Russell IPM’s sticky roller traps from the Optiroll Blue range was selected for the award for its innovative feature that has been proven to significantly enhance the effectiveness of this type of chemical-free pest control. The Optiroll Blue Super + roller trap stands out amongst competitors with three unique qualities: a specially selected wavelength of blue colour that specifically attracts the thrips species, a scientifically-developed pattern that targets the western flower thrips, and the actual pheromone of the western flower thrips. Infusing the trap’s adhesive layer with the pheromone further increases the attraction of this insect that otherwise damages strawberries and greenhouse vegetables. The added value to farmers is not only that western flower thrips is effectively managed, but the traps also integrate well with the predators that are essential for thrips control (predatory mites and Orius), as well as bumble bee pollination. Russell IPM’s product has been selected from numerous applications by an independent jury from expoSE and expoDirekt 2016 as one of five innovations.

Russell IPM’s Marketing Manager, Elitsa Seymour and Product Manager – Agriculture and Horticulture, Hussein Fawzi, will be demonstrating the Optiroll Blue Super + roller trap and will be available for questions and meetings at Russell IPM’s exhibition stand DM/B-25.

The presentation of the Innovation awards will take place on 16.11.2016 at the Exhibitor Forum (Stand 3 / M-32) in Hall 3 at 10:40 am.

We look forward to seeing you there!