IOBC, Ljubjiana 2017

IOBC, Ljubjiana 2017

AgroSpeCom participated in the 11th Conference of the IOBC/wprs Working Group on the Integrated Protection of Stored Products in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 3-5 July 2017. Vasilis Sotiroudas presenting on Phosphine fumigations. Check the conference program here. See the abstract of Sotiroudas presentation here. See the conference photo here Let us know if you want more information on the presented...
First Pest Management Training Course in Chalkida

First Pest Management Training Course in Chalkida

In the second week of May, Control Union colleagues from all over the globe met in Greece to participate in the first ever Peterson Pest Control Academy. Participants came from three continents, representing Indonesia, Thailand, Israel, Tunisia, the Netherlands, and Greece. The enthusiastic group also represented a variety of professional backgrounds and experience with pest control, resulting in lively discussions. The instructors covered both theory and practice, first teaching the participants about basic entomology and common pests, and then leading into hands-on practice. Speaker Christos Athanassiou taught insect biology with his diverse collection of glass-encased insects, while Hagit Navarro conducted a course on CEPA and Vasilis Sotiroudas explained target groups, sales and competition. After learning the theory, the students used the PPCA facility as a case study, creating a real IPM plan for the site and practicing setting up insect and rodent traps. They also had the opportunity to practice spraying and fogging the site using industry equipment. With the guidance of Ms. Navarro, the participants completed a full CEPA (Confederation of European Pest Management Associations) training, and they were awarded international CEPA certificates, allowing them to perform pest management audits in their respective countries. The next PPCA course, Phosphine Fumigation, will take place 10-13 July, providing an in-depth analysis into phosphine’s various applications, as well as risks, monitoring, and...
“World Pest Awareness Day”

“World Pest Awareness Day”

6 June 2017 has been declared “World Pest Awareness Day” to serve as a reminder of how professional pest management helps protect our quality of life Brussels, Belgium, 6 June 2017 – The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) has joined forces with FAOPMA (Australasia) and NPMA (USA), its counterparts around the globe, to create awareness with citizens all over the world for the important role the professional pest management industry plays in protecting public health and keeping citizens, homes, schools, recreational areas, hotels, food manufacturers, retail companies and others safe, pest and disease-free. World Pest Awareness Day will become a worldwide annual observance on June 6.   Press Release World Pest Awareness...
AgroSpeCom – Control Union Greece @ IOBC Conference

AgroSpeCom – Control Union Greece @ IOBC Conference

AgroSpeCom – Control Union Greece will participate in the 11th Conference of the IOBC/wprs Working Group on the Integrated Protection of Stored Products that will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 3-5 July 2017. V.Sotiroudas will talk on July 4th about: Large-scale applications of phosphine in commercial facilities by using wireless phosphine sensors. This research was realised with the support of the University of Thessaly (Dr. Christos Athanassiou).   conference...