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Fruit Focus Exhibition 2017

On 19th July Russell IPM will be exhibiting at Fruit Focus 2017 in Kent. This is the outdoor event for fruit growers and industry professionals, showcasing the latest technologies and industry developments. Visitors and exhibitors can exchange news and network with fellow producers. Attracting over 1300 visitors in a day and demonstrating the work of over 120 leading suppliers, the event covers all stages of crops production, from pre-harvest technology, agronomy, machinery and equipment, business information and post-harvest technology through to delivery to the retailer. Soft fruit, top fruit, stone fruit, bush fruit and vines all feature at Fruit Focus. Come see what Russell IPM has brewing in its innovative products pipeline this year. We will be expecting you on stand 116.


Russell IPM’s New Joker Game for Charity

The Joker game display cabinet

The Joker game display cabinet

Charity Game Jackpot £250

Charity Game Jackpot


Joker game rules

Joker game rules











This year Russell IPM has appointed an official committee consisting of five team members, who are going to be responsible for designing and executing ongoing team-building activities that will also be raising funds for charity.

Four charities have been selected after an email vote amongst employees: MIND, Alzheimer’s Society, Cancer Research UK and Arthritis Research UK. Launching in June 2017, the first game will aim to engage all at Russell IPM by motivating them to win the jackpot of £250 donated by the company. To participate, everyone can buy an unlimited number of raffle tickets for £1.

30% of the price will go to a different charity each game month and the rest will be used to build up and replenish the jackpot which can go up to £500. Every raffle ticket drawn out of the pot each week gives its owner the opportunity to pick a card from a deck securely pinned in a lockable display cabinet. Every card brings a monetary reward: every card from 1 to 10 earns a £1 its value in pounds (e.g. a number 8 wins £8), every face card wins £10 and the only Joker in the game wins the jackpot.

This amusing, rewarding and altruistic game was suggested by Company Accountant Simon McGrath and besides him, will be overseen by Marketing Assistant Amanda Mountford, Human Resources Manager Andrea Gosling, Receptionist Carol Dean and IT Specialist Kieran Wyatt. Russell IPM would like to thank all of its employees for their continuous support of its charity-orientated activities and to wish them good luck in the game.

Anyone outside of the company who wishes to donate to one of the participating charities can contact Amanda on for more information on how to do so.

11th Conference of the IOBC (IPM of Stored Products)

Russell IPM is the Platinum Sponsor of the 11th Conference of the IOBC /wprs Working Group on the Integrated Protection of Stored Products (IPSP). The conference takes place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at the Agronomy Department of the Ljubljana University between 3rd and 6th July 2017. Its aim is to consolidate different methods of preventing damage caused by insects, mites, rodents, birds or fungi. The goal is to achieve the necessary efficacy using eco-friendly methods and tools while resorting to chemical methods only upon ineffectiveness of used methods. It is organized by the Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Agronomy at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Russell IPM's stand will be positioned in the main hall of the venue. Looking forward to seeing you there!

3rd IAEA International Conference on Pest Management

Third IAEA International Conference on Pest ManagementNext week, Russell IPM will be exhibiting at the Third FAO–IAEA International Conference on Area-wide Management of Insect Pests: Integrating the Sterile Insect and Related Nuclear and Other Techniques. 

The purpose of the conference, which will take place in Vienna, Austria, between 22nd May and 26th May 2017, is to familiarize participants with new developments, trends and challenges related to insect pest management, both in the fields of agriculture and public health.

As new technical innovations have emerged and are being validated, such as the development of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) package for mosquitoes, and a better regulatory framework is being adopted for integrating the SIT with other pre- and post-harvest pest management methods, the public demand for more efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly pest management methods is increasing.

Russell IPM will demonstrate its own innovative methods for crops protection and sustainable pest management on its stand. As a sponsor to this event, the company hopes to alert policy-makers and phytosanitizers alike to the possibilities of combining IPM solutions with the SIT method.

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