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We are pleased to announce that Russell IPM will be holding a rodent control course through Lantra Awards!

Subject: Rodent Control on Farms.

Outcome of Course: To have a full working knowledge of both preventative and curative methods to be able to plan, implement and monitor a control programme that is appropriate to the situation, assessing and using the most efficient and safe methods and with due regard to the environment.
You will gain an industry recognised certificate that has been a requirement for users since June 2016.

This course is approved by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) Training and Certification Working Group.
Date: 29th November 2017.
Location: Northop Country Park Hotel, classroom based.
Duration: 9-5pm.
Location: North Wales.
Price: We are offering a discounted price of £140 plus VAT (usual price £170).

The course includes:

    Tea/coffee with toast and jam on arrival.
    Working lunch: Selection of sandwiches and potato wedges.
    Afternoon tea/coffee.

    We have just 15 places available so please get in touch to secure your place.

    Contact Gina Taylor
    T: 01244 833 958

Russell IPM is launching Optiroll Super plus in the USA

Russell IPM is launching its flagship product, Optiroll Super plus, in the USA market during the Biocontrol East exhibition – Orlando (12-13 October 2017) and announcing the inauguration of its USA operations.

Biocontrols USA EAST has been designed specifically for specialty crop growers to offer a primarily educational focus. In addition to in-depth conference sessions and expert advice on new biological products, hands-on workshops and grower tours, the exhibition showcases the latest crop protection techniques and technologies. One such new tool that promises to change the pattern of IPM is Russell's Optiroll Super plus. This pheromone-enhanced sticky roll is a key non-chemical instrument in the management of Western Flower Thrips (WFT). It can be an important tool in managing resistance to pesticides and integrates well with biological pest management programs. Field studies have demonstrated that Optiroll, in conjunction with macro-biologicals, can lead to a superior control to WFT in strawberry fields and significant improvement in the crop quality and market value.

Russell IPM is also announcing the launch of its US subsidiary Russell IPM Inc. and its logistics and customer service centre in Yazoo City, Mississippi. “It is an exciting major first step into this dynamic and fast-evolving market which will enable us to support our partners promptly and also to lay the foundation to expand our collaborative efforts in both non-chemical pest management in Horticulture, and smart pest monitoring and forecasting technology,” Dr Shakir Al-Zaidi, Managing Director of Russell IPM added.

Lancaster University Centre for Global Eco-Innovation Showcase 2017

Russell IPM will be attending the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation's Showcase at Lancaster University today, (Wednesday 20th September) at the School of Management's Hub.

Dr Nayem Hassan, Russell IPM's Head of R&D, Amanda Mountford, Marketing Assistant and Kathryn Williams, Russell IPM's collaborator and a PHD student at Lancaster University will be discussing the new project Kathryn is undertaking with the aim to:

  • Stop the transmission of the fatal disease Leishmaniasis by the blood feeding sandfly.
  • Develop a biorational “attract-and-kill” product to control sandflies and reduce the spread of Leishmaniasis.

Representatives will also be showcasing the company's popular products such as: the Optiroll range of sticky roller traps for bio-rational pest management, the Mothcatcher trap and the unique mating disruption system for stored products, Dismate.

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.