PCT’s September cover story Silent Spring Turns 50 includes an overview story and several additional articles examining Rachel Carson’s controversial 1962 book that launched the environmental movement and forever changed the pest management industry. Enter your name in a drawing to win a copy of this book.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Five pest management professionals (PMPs) have been selected as finalists in the Temprid Save the Day Contest, in which PMPs shared stories of instances when they saved the day by tackling a pest problem for a family or business using Temprid SC Insecticide. Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, is calling upon PMPs across the country to view all five videos online and vote for their favorite story. PMPs who vote will have a chance to receive a free case of Temprid. The winning professional will be awarded with an all-expense-paid trip for four, plus a choice of 10 free cases of Temprid SC or a professional marketing package to help promote his or her business.
“We are very impressed with the contest submissions and thank all PMPs who contributed their Temprid success stories,” said Norman Barclift, general insect control product manager at Environmental Science. “Now it’s time for PMPs to view the videos and cast their vote for their favorite ‘Save-the-Day’ story.”
Between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, professionals will have the chance to vote for the following finalists:
Anthony Esposito, The Bug Reaper, in Katy, Texas
Brandon Glenn, Schendel Pest Services, in Wicheta, Kan.
Mary Hooks, Carothers Pest Control LLC, in Mansfield, Ohio
Robert Dunlap, No-Bugs Pest Management, in Monroe, Ohio
Tim Meyers, AAA Enviro Pest Management, in Centre Hall, Pa.
The winning submission will be announced in December and will be awarded with the following: • All-expense-paid trip for four to New York, N.Y.; Steamboat, Colo.; Orlando, Fla.; or Las Vegas, Nev. • Choice of either 10 free cases of Temprid SC Insecticide OR a professional marketing package to help promote his or her business, including assistance with advertising, public relations and social media
Those interested in voting can learn more about the contest and finalists by visiting the Bayer booth, #1805, at PestWorld 2012 in Boston. “Our customers have tremendous stories to share with their peers in the industry about how they have solved specific pest infestations, and we’re pleased to help give them a platform to do so,” Barclift said. “We are excited to be revealing the finalists’ Save the Day stories and look forward to announcing the winner in December.”
|Arrow Exterminators staff. Photo courtesy of Arrow.|
ATLANTA - Arrow Exterminators recently held the company's annual Premier Club weekend to celebrate its top performing sales professionals.
The award recipients and their guests were treated to a three-night stay at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas. The staff were treated to dining, recreation and relaxation, and the weekend closed with a special reception and awards banquet, Arrow said.
"It was a great honor to be able to recognize Arrow's top producing sales folks at this year's Premier Club trip," said Emily Thomas Kendrick, CEO and president, Arrow Exterminators. "It was particularly gratifying this year because these professionals played a critical role in Arrow achieving the most successful year in the company's history."
"We have the best sales team in our industry and this trip is a great way to show our appreciation for their accomplishments," said Joe Thomas, chairman of the Arrow board.
INDIANAPOLIS — Dow AgroSciences introduced a new brand and visual identity today, the culmination of a major brand transformation the company has undertaken over the past year. As the agricultural sciences business of The Dow Chemical Company, Dow AgroSciences will further leverage the recognition, capabilities, strength and scale of Dow to deliver new solutions and technologies to growers around the world.
“Our close connection to Dow enables us to operate within the framework of a much bigger company that offers scale and strength to our business around the world,” says Antonio Galindez, president and CEO of Dow AgroSciences. “The significant investment in new innovations by the company over the past decade has enabled many new agricultural technology collaborations and advances, new product launches, and overall faster business growth.”
As part of the rebrand, customers will see changes on marketing materials and products. The new Dow AgroSciences company tagline, “Solutions for the Growing World,” links with Dow’s new advertising campaign, Solutionism. The tagline reflects Dow AgroSciences’ passion for agriculture, as well as its commitment to scientific discovery and a service-first culture to help those in agriculture meet the needs of the growing needs of the planet.
The adoption of the red DOW Diamond logo with the Dow AgroSciences word mark as its new logo more clearly associates the enterprise as a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and to Dow’s brand transformation. The new brand identity also reflects the company’s commitment to meet the needs of the growing world through innovative crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions.
Galindez adds that the new brand identity will not change the successful business model being used by the company. “More than a decade ago, we instituted a successful business strategy that has helped us become one of the fastest-growing companies in agriculture, committed to providing innovative crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions,” he says. “We see our new brand profile as an important contribution to attaining our long-term strategic goals.”
Dow AgroSciences’ new brand identity is now live on the company’s websites globally. In addition, customers around the world will begin to see the new Dow AgroSciences brand identity firsthand through crop protection and seed marketing materials and product packaging. The company logo will change at the company’s headquarters this month. Additional Dow AgroSciences sites and offices globally will transition to the new visual identity over the coming quarters. There are no structural changes to Dow AgroSciences, which is headquartered in Indianapolis. The Dow Chemical Company is headquartered in Midland, Michigan.
As of October 2, 2012, 48 states have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes. A total of 3,969 cases of West Nile virus disease in people, including 163 deaths, have been reported to CDC. Of these, 2,010 (51%) were classified as neuroinvasive disease (such as meningitis or encephalitis) and 1,959 (49%) were classified as non-neuroinvasive disease.
The 3,969 cases reported thus far in 2012 is the highest number of West Nile virus disease cases reported to CDC through the first week in October since 2003. Almost 70 percent of the cases have been reported from eight states (Texas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Dakota, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Illinois) and a third of all cases have been reported from Texas.
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