Flea spray – My Dogs Have Fleas http://mydogshavefleas.com/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 13:17:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mydogshavefleas.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-8-120x115.png Flea spray – My Dogs Have Fleas http://mydogshavefleas.com/ 32 32 DEM to spray areas of spotted lanternfly infestation, says RI must ‘move aggressively’ https://mydogshavefleas.com/dem-to-spray-areas-of-spotted-lanternfly-infestation-says-ri-must-move-aggressively/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 15:08:00 +0000 https://mydogshavefleas.com/dem-to-spray-areas-of-spotted-lanternfly-infestation-says-ri-must-move-aggressively/ Monday, September 19, 2022 GoLocalProv News Team View larger + DEM is taking action to control the spotted lanternfly (pictured) in RI. PHOTO: USDA The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that it will begin treating pockets of Spotted Lantern Fly (SLF) infestation that have been found along Douglas Pike (Route 7) in […]]]>

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DEM is taking action to control the spotted lanternfly (pictured) in RI. PHOTO: USDA

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that it will begin treating pockets of Spotted Lantern Fly (SLF) infestation that have been found along Douglas Pike (Route 7) in Smithfield with insecticides weather permitting on Wednesday, September 21.

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Applicators using knapsack sprayers with wands will “contact” bifenthrin, a pesticide approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, directly on trees and bushes with significant numbers of adult lanterns.

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About the treatment

This type of treatment kills invasive pests on contact and has been used effectively in Pennsylvania and other mid-Atlantic states that have been threatened by SLF, which feeds on plant sap using drippings. a piercing mouthpiece and targets an extremely wide range of agricultural crops and trees. species.

The DEM announced on August 22 that it had found the state’s first SLF population along the Douglas Pike Corridor and surrounding neighborhoods. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the detection. DEM scientists have spent the past three weeks surveying the area to assess infestation levels.

According to DEM, the planned pesticide treatment is “not a large-scale operation”. The project team will likely consist of two contract pesticide applicators working two to three weeks focusing on several of the worst infested spots on the map shown on the previous page. DEM Agriculture and Forestry Environment Division staff will notify businesses and landowners before spraying takes place.

DEM says that because this insect is a hitchhiker and SLF adults do not overwinter, it has a narrow treatment window and prioritizes treatment by focusing resources on affected areas along pathways. high-volume transport where there is a greater chance that SLF adults will hop on a car or truck and move.

Additionally, DEM also points out that this is an initial treatment in a finished area. Based on the experience of other states with established SLF populations, SLF will likely spread to other areas of Rhode Island. Depending on the spread and the severity of the damage caused, much greater pest control treatments may be required in the future.

“Rhode Island needs to move aggressively into the small area where the spotted lanternfly was found to control the occurrence before it spreads widely and causes significant economic damage, as it has done in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other states,” said DEM Director Terry. Grey. “Severe SLF infestations around the state could jeopardize thousands of acres of orchards, berry crops, vineyards and nurseries that are the source of people’s livelihoods and contribute to our food supply. We use a federally registered pesticide that the EPA has determined is safe when used according to label directions. Our licensed, state-insured applicators are trained to effectively apply these products while protecting the environment and non-target species.

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Dotted red circles and circular shapes indicate ¼ mile radii around positive spotted lanternfly detections along the Douglas Pike Corridor in Smithfield, just across the North Providence and Lincoln lines. PICTURE: USDA

Find out more about the SLF

Despite its name, SLF is not a fly but a leafhopper. SLF adults tend to fly to new trees to feed in late summer. The adult female insect lays her eggs in the fall. Adults do not survive the winter, unlike egg masses. Typically about an inch long and resembling a trail of mud, egg masses can contain up to 50 eggs and are laid on trees, rocks, and anything outdoors, such as pallets , boats, trailers, garden furniture, recreational vehicles and firewood.

Although APHIS and institutions, including PennState Extension, are currently working to develop organic practices for the management of SLF, “the most effective control measure to date is the use of insecticides,” says PennState. Extension in a guidance document on lanterns. Currently, there are no known natural enemies of SLF that are expected to reduce populations in the United States. Some generalist predators such as spiders, praying mantises, parasitoids, and birds will attack and eat SLF, but cannot be considered an effective large-scale biological control.

Bifenthrin is EPA-approved and safe for people, says DEM. Applicators will follow all product label requirements and avoid spraying flowering plants to protect pollinators. Also, as the product is known to be toxic to fish, no spray will be applied near water. SLF was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2014 and has established populations in 14 states including Rhode Island. It is a threat to many fruit crops such as apples, apricots, cherries, grapes, hops, nectarines, peaches and plums as well as maples, oaks, pines, poplars, sycamores, walnut trees and willows.

SLF does not fly long distances, but it is a capable hitchhiker. DEM advises that if members of the public find a single SLF or a population of SLFs, spot, crush and send the sightings to www.dem.ri.gov/reportspottedlanternfly. To learn more about the SLF, visit DEM’s Agricultural Pest Alerts website or the URI website.

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The Center has been requested to carry out aerial spraying in the flooded areas of Sindh – Pakistan https://mydogshavefleas.com/the-center-has-been-requested-to-carry-out-aerial-spraying-in-the-flooded-areas-of-sindh-pakistan/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 23:01:14 +0000 https://mydogshavefleas.com/the-center-has-been-requested-to-carry-out-aerial-spraying-in-the-flooded-areas-of-sindh-pakistan/ KARACHI: Amid rising cases of dengue fever and waterborne diseases, the Sindh administration has asked the federal government for an aircraft belonging to its plant protection department to carry out aerial fumigation in the flooded areas of the province . The Sindh government made the request after struggling to control the situation through conventional methods […]]]>

KARACHI: Amid rising cases of dengue fever and waterborne diseases, the Sindh administration has asked the federal government for an aircraft belonging to its plant protection department to carry out aerial fumigation in the flooded areas of the province .

The Sindh government made the request after struggling to control the situation through conventional methods of fumigation using sprayers and mosquito repellent equipment.

The new proposal follows suggestions from health authorities calling for effective fumigation in rural and urban areas of the province where flood survivors face several health issues, including serious risks of mosquito-borne infections.

So far, officials and sources familiar with the process have said that fumigating these areas using old techniques has proven highly ineffective.

Officials say conventional methods have failed to control mosquitoes due to inaccessible roads

“These methods include fumigation using spray machines,” an official said, citing different mosquito fumigation techniques in flood-affected neighborhoods.

The official continued: “These machines are sometimes mounted on vehicles while they are mainly carried out manually by local staff on foot in the streets or thoroughfares. The floods made several areas inaccessible for both vehicles and personnel. Second, the number of mosquitoes is so high that it cannot be treated with these conventional fumigation methods. »

He then discussed the use of aircraft for fumigation purposes mainly in flooded areas where standing water provides perfect conditions for mosquito breeding and these areas cannot be accessed for conventional fumigation.

“Second, you will recall that at the end of 2019, the provincial government used the plant protection aircraft to eliminate swarms of locusts,” he said. “The plane was called in when conventional spraying and fumigation methods failed to achieve the desired results. The same is true for the mosquitoes this time around.

The official said mosquitoes thrive in warm conditions while floodwaters also provide favorable conditions for their life cycle as they lay eggs in and around the water. “Areas affected by flooding are at great risk of disease amid this increased breeding.”

He said the plant protection department’s air wing was the only emergency response unit in the area. The main function of the wing, he said, was aerial spraying to control locusts while its other functions include crop spraying, seed broadcasting, hygiene spraying operation, distribution of leaflets for raising awareness and participation in spraying missions of foreign countries within the framework of bilateral agreements with friendly countries.

“The department’s air wing also has the technical workforce and maintenance support workshops duly approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. It is one of the oldest air wings in the subcontinent and it has played a major role in pest control in Pakistan,” he added.

The Sindh government recently allocated Rs 480 million to purchase mosquito repellent spraying equipment for 24 districts in the province following the increase in mosquito-borne diseases after the floods.

According to Sindh government data, over 3,000 people have been diagnosed with malaria and over 1,000 others with dengue in the current month in the province.

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City to spray for mosquitoes in Brooklyn this week https://mydogshavefleas.com/city-to-spray-for-mosquitoes-in-brooklyn-this-week/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 13:17:37 +0000 https://mydogshavefleas.com/city-to-spray-for-mosquitoes-in-brooklyn-this-week/ Mosquito spray season in New York is in full swing, this time in four different boroughs this week. Health Department trucks will spray pesticides in parts of Brooklyn and Queens on Tuesday, September 13 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. The trucks will then spray parts of the Bronx and Manhattan on Thursday, September 15 […]]]>

Mosquito spray season in New York is in full swing, this time in four different boroughs this week.

Health Department trucks will spray pesticides in parts of Brooklyn and Queens on Tuesday, September 13 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. The trucks will then spray parts of the Bronx and Manhattan on Thursday, September 15 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.

In the event of inclement weather, spraying will take place on September 14 in Brooklyn and Queens and September 19 in the Bronx and Manhattan.

The Department of Health will spray in Brooklyn in the following parts of Broadway Triangle, Bushwick, East Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Williamsburg:

  • Bordered by Newtown Creek, Scott Avenue, St. Nicholas Avenue, Himrod Street, Wyckoff Avenue to the north;
  • Cornelia Street to the east;
  • Broadway, Union Avenue, North 12 Street south;
  • and East River to the west.

The Health Department will also be spraying parts of Brooklyn and Queens in the following parts of Broadway Junction, Bushwick, City Line, Cypress Hills, East New York, Glendale, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Liberty Park, Lindenwood, Little Guyana , Old Howard Beach, Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Wakefield and Woodhaven:

  • Bordered by cemetery boundaries, Forest Park Drive, 76 Street, Rockaway Boulevard, Liberty Avenue to the north;
  • Van Wyck Highway to the east;
  • Belt Parkway, Railroad, Jamaica Bay, Old Mill Creek, Belt Park to the south;
  • and Hendrix Creek, Schenck Avenue, Blake Avenue, Cleveland Street, Atlantic Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, Bushwick Avenue
  • West.

spray areas

The Health Department will spray in the Bronx in the following parts of Bedford Park, Belmont, Fieldston, Fordham Manor, Jerome Park, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, Marble Hill, Mosholu, North Riverdale, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, Van Cortlandt Village and Woodlawn Heights:

  • Bordered by the Westchester County border to the north;
  • Webster Avenue, Mosholu Parkway, Southern Boulevard to the east;
  • East 180 Street, Webster Avenue, East 194 Street, West and East Kingsbridge Road, Spuyten Duyvil Creek to the south;
  • and Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale Avenue to the west.

bronx spray areas

The Department of Health will also be spraying in Manhattan in the following parts of Bloomingdale’s, Carnegie Hill, Central Park, Central Harlem, East Harlem, Fort George, Hamilton Heights, Harlem, Hudson Heights, Lincoln Square, Little Dominican Republic, Manhattan Village, Manhattanville , Morningside Heights, Spanish Harlem, Striver’s Row, Sugar Hill, Upper Manhattan, Upper West Side, Washington Heights and West Harlem:

  • Bordered by Spuyten Duyvil Creek to the north;
  • Harlem River, East 102 Street, Park Avenue east;
  • West and East 57 Streets south;
  • Hudson River to the west.

manhattan spray map

Throughout the duration of the spray, the Department of Health will use very low concentrations of Anvil® 10+10, Duet®. Pesticide risks are low for people and pets, but some people sensitive to spray ingredients may experience short-term eye or throat irritation, or a rash. People with respiratory problems may also be affected.

The Health Department encourages New York residents to protect their homes from mosquitoes and take precautions when spending time outdoors, and reminds them that the best way to control mosquitoes is to eliminate all backwater. Use an approved insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus (not for children under three), or products containing the active ingredient IR3535.

New Yorkers are encouraged to remove any standing water from homes and ensure gutters are clean and drain properly. Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs and should be empty or covered when not in use, and drain water that collects in pool covers. Make sure house windows have screens and replace damaged or torn screens.

For more information about West Nile virus, call 311 or visit nyc.gov.

[Maps via NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene]

Editor’s Note: A version of this story originally appeared in amNY. Click here to see the original story.

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Nine tips to improve the effectiveness of your spray program https://mydogshavefleas.com/nine-tips-to-improve-the-effectiveness-of-your-spray-program/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 19:11:12 +0000 https://mydogshavefleas.com/nine-tips-to-improve-the-effectiveness-of-your-spray-program/ Cannabis growers are prohibited from using most of the chemical pest control products that ornamental flower and vegetable growers rely on to protect their crops. But cannabis growers should always exercise caution when applying wet sprays of organic-based products. Spray damage is common, but in most cases can be avoided with good agricultural practices and […]]]>

Cannabis growers are prohibited from using most of the chemical pest control products that ornamental flower and vegetable growers rely on to protect their crops.

But cannabis growers should always exercise caution when applying wet sprays of organic-based products. Spray damage is common, but in most cases can be avoided with good agricultural practices and common sense.

If you are responsible for the health and profitability of your cannabis crop, keep these nine tips in mind as you plan and execute your spraying strategy:

1. Read the label

Don’t apply a product for the first time based on information you gleaned from an online cannabis discussion forum. Instead, read the label. Product manufacturers want you to succeed with their products, and reputable companies take significant steps to determine ideal application rates. Once you go “off label” you risk crop damage and, worse, non-compliance.

2. Try first

A common misconception about bio-based pest control products is that they are harmless. Most are highly refined natural oils or extracts from seeds or flowers, but they still have the potential to harm plants under certain conditions. It is best to try new products on a few plants first. If no phytotoxicity occurs after 48-72 hours, it should be safe to apply to the entire crop.

3. Irrigate before spraying

Do not apply wet sprays to dry or wilting plants. This can lead to leaf burns which not only compromise a plant’s productivity but, in the case of ornamentals, can render them unsaleable. The plants should be turgid and the soil should be moist. Prepare your plants for spray application by irrigating the crop a few hours to a day before spraying.

4. Be aware of the temperature

Whether applying an insecticide to kill aphids or a fungicide to control powdery mildew, the longer a product stays on the plant, the more effective it will be. Schedule spray applications for the coolest time of day to extend the length of time a wet spray stays on a plant. In greenhouses, spray early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Indoors, turn off circulation fans during application and for up to one hour after.

5. Avoid full sun and strong grow lights

Like high temperatures, bright light and wet sprays don’t mix. Water droplets can act as mini magnifying glasses that focus light and burn leaves. Although more of a cosmetic issue than a health risk, burn spots look like nutrient issues and can lead novice growers to unnecessarily solve a nutrient deficiency that doesn’t exist. . Avoid this scenario by always spraying in low light conditions.

6. Be aware of compatibility

Tank mixing is the simultaneous application of two or more different chemicals. For example, when a fungicide is mixed with an insecticide and applied to a crop. Tank mixing can save time and labor for multiple applications, but growers should keep in mind that many products don’t work well together. Incompatibility can lead to solubility problems in the spray tank and phytotoxicity in the crop. If in any doubt, do a jar test by mixing a little of both in a jar, shaking it, and seeing if they fall out of suspension. If so, apply separately.

7. Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator

Growers of ornamental flowers and vegetables must have on their staff a person who holds a pesticide applicator’s permit. This helps ensure good record keeping and the safety of greenhouse employees. Yet many cannabis operations aren’t even aware of the existence of pesticide certification, let alone of the need to keep certificates current with current credits. Preparatory courses and exam dates are scheduled throughout the year; contact your local agricultural extension officer and register today.

8. Don’t spray your beneficial insects

Wet sprays can negatively affect the effectiveness of beneficial insects. For example, growers who apply sulfur to repel mold and mildew will kill beneficial insects in the process. Growers dependent on predatory insects must carefully plan their wet spray applications. To avoid working against yourself and wasting money, coordinate with your beneficial insect supplier to establish a compatible IPM program.

9. Increase accuracy with automation

Using electrostatic sprayers and ultra-low volume (ULV) sprayers can help you save labor, use fewer pesticides, and improve the efficiency of your wet spray program. Electrostatic sprayers positively charge the spray droplets, so they are attracted to negatively charged plant surfaces. This is especially important for covering hard-to-reach areas of the crop. ULV sprayers are “set it and forget it” units that fill an enclosed space with a pest control product. Both are effective ways to achieve full crop coverage while saving money on labor and inputs.

When it comes to wet spray applications, cannabis is no different than any other commercial crop. If you read the product label, make sure your plants are well irrigated, and avoid intense light and temperatures, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your spray schedule is working as hard as you do.



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The Ministry of Health will spray mosquitoes in four districts next week https://mydogshavefleas.com/the-ministry-of-health-will-spray-mosquitoes-in-four-districts-next-week/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 20:45:17 +0000 https://mydogshavefleas.com/the-ministry-of-health-will-spray-mosquitoes-in-four-districts-next-week/ Mosquito spray season in New York is in full swing, this time in four different boroughs next week. Health Department trucks will spray pesticides in parts of Brooklyn and Queens on Tuesday, September 13 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. The trucks will then spray parts of the Bronx and Manhattan on Thursday, September 15 […]]]>

Mosquito spray season in New York is in full swing, this time in four different boroughs next week.

Health Department trucks will spray pesticides in parts of Brooklyn and Queens on Tuesday, September 13 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. The trucks will then spray parts of the Bronx and Manhattan on Thursday, September 15 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. a m

In the event of inclement weather, spraying will take place on September 14 in Brooklyn and Queens and September 19 in the Bronx and Manhattan.

The Department of Health will spray in Brooklyn in the following parts of Broadway Triangle, Bushwick, East Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Williamsburg:

  • Bordered by Newtown Creek, Scott Avenue, St Nicholas Avenue, Himrod Street, Wyckoff Avenue to the north;
  • Cornelia Street to the east;
  • Broadway, Union Avenue, North 12 Street south;
  • and East River to the west.

The Health Department will also be spraying parts of Brooklyn and Queens in the following parts of Broadway Junction, Bushwick, City Line, Cypress Hills, East New York, Glendale, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Liberty Park, Lindenwood, Little Guyana , Old Howard Beach, Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Wakefield and Woodhaven:

  • Bordered by cemetery boundaries, Forest Park Drive, 76 Street, Rockaway Boulevard, Liberty Avenue to the north;
  • Van Wyck Highway to the east;
  • Belt Parkway, Railroad, Jamaica Bay, Old Mill Creek, Belt Park to the south;
  • and Hendrix Creek, Schenck Avenue, Blake Avenue, Cleveland Street, Atlantic Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, Bushwick Avenue to the west

The Health Department will spray in the Bronx in the following parts of Bedford Park, Belmont, Fieldston, Fordham Manor, Jerome Park, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, Marble Hill, Mosholu, North Riverdale, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, Van Cortlandt Village and Woodlawn Heights:

  • Bordered by the Westchester County border to the north;
  • Webster Avenue, Mosholu Parkway, Southern Boulevard to the east;
  • East 180 Street, Webster Avenue, East 194 Street, West and East Kingsbridge Road, Spuyten Duyvil Creek to the south;
  • and Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale Avenue to the west.

The Department of Health will also be spraying in Manhattan in the following parts of Bloomingdale’s, Carnegie Hill, Central Park, Central Harlem, East Harlem, Fort George, Hamilton Heights, Harlem, Hudson Heights, Lincoln Square, Little Dominican Republic, Manhattan Village, Manhattanville , Morningside Heights, Spanish Harlem, Striver’s Row, Sugar Hill, Upper Manhattan, Upper West Side, Washington Heights and West Harlem:

  • Bordered by Spuyten Duyvil Creek to the north;
  • Harlem River, East 102 Street, Park Avenue east;
  • West and East 57 streets south;
  • Hudson River to the west.

Throughout the duration of the spray, the Department of Health will use very low concentrations of Anvil® 10+10, Duet®. Pesticide risks are low for people and pets, but some people sensitive to spray ingredients may experience short-term eye or throat irritation, or a rash. People with respiratory problems may also be affected.

The Health Department encourages New York residents to protect their homes from mosquitoes and take precautions when spending time outdoors, and reminds them that the best way to control mosquitoes is to eliminate all backwater. Use an approved insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus (not for children under three), or products containing the active ingredient IR3535.

New Yorkers are encouraged to remove any standing water from their homes and ensure their gutters are clean and drain properly. Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs and should be empty or covered when not in use, and drain water that collects in pool covers. Make sure the windows in your home have screens and replace damaged or torn screens.

For more information about West Nile virus, call 311 or visit nyc.gov.

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Drones to help Kuttanad farmers spray crops https://mydogshavefleas.com/drones-to-help-kuttanad-farmers-spray-crops/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 14:58:00 +0000 https://mydogshavefleas.com/drones-to-help-kuttanad-farmers-spray-crops/ The agriculture department plans to expand the use of drone technology in crop fertilization, biopesticide spraying, and more. in the paddy fields of Alappuzha. As part of popularizing the technology among farmers, a demonstration of biopesticide spraying by drone (instead of pesticide, water was sprayed) was held at Kainakary Kadumkayyal paddy polder in Kuttanad on […]]]>

The agriculture department plans to expand the use of drone technology in crop fertilization, biopesticide spraying, and more. in the paddy fields of Alappuzha.

As part of popularizing the technology among farmers, a demonstration of biopesticide spraying by drone (instead of pesticide, water was sprayed) was held at Kainakary Kadumkayyal paddy polder in Kuttanad on Thursday. .

Inaugurating the spraying, District Collector VR Krishna Teja urged officials to carry out awareness programs to allay people’s concerns while introducing new technologies in agriculture.

Department of Agriculture aims to use drones to spray nutrients, micronutrients, biopesticides; weed management; pest control and aerial survey. Under the central government’s Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) scheme, individual farmers would receive a subsidy of up to ₹5 lakh for the purchase of drones, an official said.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) popularly known as drones have already been deployed in some fields in the district. The last ‘puncha’ harvest season saw the use of drones for foliar application of nutrients and biopesticides to around 6,000 acres in the district, the majority in the Kuttanad region.

The cost of spraying an acre of paddy field is around ₹1000 which includes drone rent ₹800 and price of micronutrients.

According to the farmers, the rate is the same when the process is done manually. Among the biggest advantages, it saves a lot of time and the drones, which use GPS, can evenly spray the content on all the plants, increasing the chances of a higher yield.

Kainakary grama panchayat president MC Prasad presided.

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Oswego County to spray mosquitoes after more positive tests for deadly EEE virus https://mydogshavefleas.com/oswego-county-to-spray-mosquitoes-after-more-positive-tests-for-deadly-eee-virus/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 12:07:00 +0000 https://mydogshavefleas.com/oswego-county-to-spray-mosquitoes-after-more-positive-tests-for-deadly-eee-virus/ Oswego County, NY – Oswego County will begin aerial spraying Friday after the deadly EEE virus was found in more mosquitoes, county health department officials say. Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE) is an extremely rare but serious infection. It causes encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, and is often fatal, according to a news release […]]]>

Oswego County, NY – Oswego County will begin aerial spraying Friday after the deadly EEE virus was found in more mosquitoes, county health department officials say.

Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE) is an extremely rare but serious infection. It causes encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, and is often fatal, according to a news release from the Oswego County Health Department. It is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito, they said.

A horse in Mexico City, NY, died of the virus on August 25, county health officials announced Tuesday. Although horses cannot transmit the disease to humans, it can be transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes, they said.

Human cases of EEE are rare. About a third of people with EEE die from the disease, and most survivors suffer brain damage. There have been eight EEE human deaths reported in Onondaga and Oswego counties since 1971.

On Friday, the county will begin spraying after 6 p.m. weather permitting, county health officials said.

The first area to be sprayed is about 9,000 acres, they said. Spraying will begin from the southern limit of Mexico City Village, they said.

A second aerial spraying will take place after 6 p.m. Saturday, weather permitting, county officials said. The second area to be sprayed is about 10,000 acres, they said. It will start along US Route 11 at Central Square, they said.

Residents will be notified of any changes to the spraying schedule, county health officials said.

County officials are urging residents in the spray zone to stay indoors and keep their doors and windows closed between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Residents should also close the vents of window air conditioners, they said.

Pets should also be kept indoors, county officials said. Any objects left outside while spraying should be washed thoroughly with soap and water before use, they said. Gardens should be covered and fruits and vegetables should be washed before use.

Although the spray should help slow the spread, it’s a temporary control measure, county health officials said. Residents should continue to limit their exposure to mosquitoes, they said.

Officials suggest people limit outdoor activities to dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. Residents should also wear insect repellent, cover their skin when outdoors and eliminate standing water around their homes, they said.

Residents who want to receive text updates can sign up for alerts at oswegocounty.com/911, officials said.

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This $4 kitchen spray totally eliminates cooking odors from fish, garlic, bacon and more. https://mydogshavefleas.com/this-4-kitchen-spray-totally-eliminates-cooking-odors-from-fish-garlic-bacon-and-more/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://mydogshavefleas.com/this-4-kitchen-spray-totally-eliminates-cooking-odors-from-fish-garlic-bacon-and-more/ Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you also like them and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a commission. Pricing and availability are subject to change. Even if you like to cook, you may not like the lingering smells […]]]>

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Even if you like to cook, you may not like the lingering smells of your meal. Salmon tastes delicious, but you probably don’t want to smell it all day. Of course, you can try lighting candles or opening a window when cooking. However, Febreze launched a new spray in July that specifically targets cooking smells — and it really works.

Febreze AIR Kitchen, $3.99

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Febreze AIR Kitchen Spray has a bright lemon scent and with just a few sprays your kitchen can smell fresh again. According to the brand, the spray has twice the odor-fighting ingredients of its other products, so it can tackle even the strongest odors, including bacon, garlic, onions, and, yes. , Fish.

I personally tried this spray because I’m obsessed with making my house smell clean. That said, it’s often easier said than done. I live in a small apartment in New York, and every time I cook, no matter what, my whole apartment smells like food until the next day. However, after trying the Febreze AIR Kitchen spray, I can say that it works perfectly. I also love that it’s water-based and 100% natural, especially if I spray it in a room where I cook and eat. Also, the lemon scent is not too powerful.

You can get Febreze AIR Kitchen online at Target for $3.99 and try it out for yourself. Next time you’re cooking, keep the spray handy and spray the room when you’re done.

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The Solinftec Solix robot sprayer uses the sun to automatically detect and spray weeds https://mydogshavefleas.com/the-solinftec-solix-robot-sprayer-uses-the-sun-to-automatically-detect-and-spray-weeds/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 19:31:29 +0000 https://mydogshavefleas.com/the-solinftec-solix-robot-sprayer-uses-the-sun-to-automatically-detect-and-spray-weeds/ The new Solix Sprayer robot, designed to detect and spray weeds, will be available in 2023. It will also provide users with spot weed spray maps with analysis on the amount of inputs saved compared to spraying weeds. whole field. Solix Ag Robotics uses Solinftec’s “ALICE AI” platform, which orchestrates machine operations to align with […]]]>

The new Solix Sprayer robot, designed to detect and spray weeds, will be available in 2023. It will also provide users with spot weed spray maps with analysis on the amount of inputs saved compared to spraying weeds. whole field.

Solix Ag Robotics uses Solinftec’s “ALICE AI” platform, which orchestrates machine operations to align with grower goals. The system was developed with McKinney Corporation, an award-winning R&D company that will handle manufacturing.

Pilot versions working in North America

Several pilot versions of the machine are currently operating in North America – in the United States in partnership with the GROWMARK agricultural cooperative and Purdue University, and in Canada, in partnership with Stone Farms and the University of Saskatchewan.

It can service up to 96 acres per day depending on field shape and terrain.

Solinftec is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil and West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. It was founded in 2007. The company has over 15 years of experience in developing digital crop production systems for various regions and cultures around the world.

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Both autonomous and durable

The Solix Sprayer robot is similar to the Solix Scouting robot, commercially available in Brazil since April 2022, and is powered by four solar panels that control the drive system and the spray system.

Onboard AI software continuously collects information on crop populations, weed identification and density, disease identification and extent, insect identification and thresholds, identification and nutrient deficiency density, NDVI and more.

“The Solix sprayer is designed not only to monitor and analyze fields like the original scout version, but also to detect and manage weeds with technology that allows the device to spray pointwise into the plant rather than through the high,” said Leonardo Carvalho, director of Solinftec. operations in the press release, “eliminating drift and compaction caused by larger machines”.

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The Solix Sprayer robot is powered by four solar panels which control the drive system and the spray system. – Photo: Solinftec

More automated weed identification

Taranis, also based in Indiana with offices in Brazil and Israel, offers a drone-based AI software system that also performs weed identification and provides recommendations for spot spraying and more.

Their system has sub-millimeter image resolution that distinguishes between different types of weeds, insect damage, disease damage and various types of nutrient deficiencies. Imagery also includes satellite imagery.

In March 2022, Taranis announced an expanded partnership with drone service provider Drone Nerds and drone manufacturer DJI. This will enable Taranis to achieve large-scale operational efficiency and increase its acreage for agricultural retailers, cooperatives and farmers.

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Solinftec launches a new robot designed to detect and spray weeds https://mydogshavefleas.com/solinftec-launches-a-new-robot-designed-to-detect-and-spray-weeds/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 11:00:44 +0000 https://mydogshavefleas.com/solinftec-launches-a-new-robot-designed-to-detect-and-spray-weeds/ Agricultural robotics start-up Solinftec today announced an extension to its range of robots with the Solix Sprayer, a robot designed to detect and spray weeds. Designed in partnership with McKinney Corp. which produces and manufactures the robot, the Solix sprayer is described as deploying new technology that helps growers reduce their chemical inputs and reduce […]]]>

Agricultural robotics start-up Solinftec today announced an extension to its range of robots with the Solix Sprayer, a robot designed to detect and spray weeds.

Designed in partnership with McKinney Corp. which produces and manufactures the robot, the Solix sprayer is described as deploying new technology that helps growers reduce their chemical inputs and reduce their carbon footprint and environmental impact.

The Solix Sprayer robot offers autonomous and sustainable spot spraying applications on growers’ fields. Similar to the existing Solix Scouting robot (pictured), the spray robot is powered by four solar panels that control the drive system and the spray system. The robot has a built-in reporting function that provides information on crop populations, weed identification and density, disease identification and thresholds, insect identification and thresholds, identification and densities of nutrient deficiencies and map layers for data analysis. Spot weed spray maps with input analysis can service 96 acres per day depending on field shape and terrain.

The robot is presented as meeting the need to feed the world on a larger scale with less impact. Solinftec claims it is revolutionizing the way farmers run their businesses with end-to-end mission-critical solutions, driving up to 70% efficiency improvements by turning data into action.

“Solinftec is focused on solving real farm management structural problems and delivering solutions that truly promote low impact agriculture and not only measure or certify the footprint, but offer a real solution to reduce your impact,” said said Leonardo Carvalho, chief operating officer of Solinftec, in a statement. “Weed detection is a major problem in fields across North America and the Solix sprayer is designed not only to monitor and scan fields like the original scout version, but also to detect and manage weeds. with technology that allows the device to spray into the plant instead of from above, eliminating drift and social compaction caused by larger machines and helping to reduce environmental impact.

Pilot projects for the Solix sprayer are currently underway in partnership with the agricultural cooperative Grownmark Inc., Purdue University, Stone Farms and the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. The Solix Spray is expected to be commercially available in 2023.

Solinftec is a venture-backed company that has raised $146.6 million, according to Crunchbase. Investors include Circularis Partners, Unbox Capital, Gaia Securitizations, TPG Alternative & Renewable and AgFunder.

Photo: Solinftec

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