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Controlling Cocoa Pod Borer: seeing is believing

Cultural techniques have proved successful in greatly reducing the damage caused by Cocoa Pod Borer (CPB), a serious pest of cocoa in Indonesia, within one crop cycle. Technology transfer has been the emphasis . . .

Floodplains of the future

The floodplains of the world's great rivers are a fertile ground for farmers and fishermen alike. No wonder, despite the dangers, they are so densely populated, often by some of the poorest people in the world. And, as populations rise, so too does . . .

Battle of minds!

Public perception of agriculture and agricultural science is at an all-time low. In the so called developed countries agriculture is increasingly marginalised while in the tropics, particularly in Africa . . .

When size matters

Many fish farmers in South East Asia are now harvesting their ponds knowing that they will have marketable fish of such uniform size that grading will be unnecessary. Others will haul in their catch with less satisfactory results because while some . . .

New strategies needed for weed control

The latest thinking on weed control and news of new herbicides were discussed at the annual British Crop Protection Council's Conference in Brighton in November. Two concerns for the thousand scientists and agronomists from countries around the world were . . .

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