• Recent advances in biological control research, coupled with improved surveillance and intelligence, could make a big difference when the next round in the battle is fought. (fao.org)
  • A different, but also highly effective biological approach is Green Muscle ®, a bio-pesticide developed by the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture's biological control centre in Cotonou, Benin, and manufactured in South Africa. (fao.org)
  • Biological control of pests, weeds, and plant and animal diseases utilising their natural antagonists is a well-established but rapidly evolving field of applied ecology. (springer.com)
  • Despite its documented applications and systematic development efforts for longer than a century, biological control still remains a grossly underexploited method of pest management. (springer.com)
  • Public demand for finding solutions based on biological control is the main driving force in the rapid developments in the various strategies of utilising natural enemies for controlling noxious organisms. (springer.com)
  • This book series is intended to accelerate these developments through exploring the progress made within the various aspects of biological control, and via documenting these advances to the benefit of fellow scientists, students, public officials, and the public at large. (springer.com)
  • Biological control (biocontrol) involves the reduction of pest populations through the use of natural enemies such as parasitoids, predators, pathogens, antagonists, or competitors to suppress pest populations. (usda.gov)
  • The goal of biological control activities within APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) is to safeguard America's agricultural production and natural areas from significant economic losses and negative impacts caused by insects, other arthropods, nematodes, weeds, and diseases of regulatory significance to the federal government, state departments of agriculture, tribal governments, and cooperators within the continental United States and on American territories through the use of biological control agents. (usda.gov)
  • Responsibility for development, implementation and coordination of biological control program is shared by the three core functional areas of APHIS PPQ: 1) Policy and Management, 2) Field Operations, and 3) Science and Technology. (usda.gov)
  • A representative from each core area forms a cross functional Working Group for APHIS to assess program needs, set priorities and review progress of PPQ biological control activities. (usda.gov)
  • There are many types of biological control activities supported by PPQ either at APHIS Center Plant Health Science and Technology laboratories, or through cooperative agreements with Universities and other State and federal agencies. (usda.gov)
  • Additionally, targets for biological control are identified through consultation with states. (usda.gov)
  • In each Region, State Plant Health Directors (SPHDs) 'canvas' various entities (e.g. federal, tribal, and state agencies, universities, weed management districts) in their respective states, soliciting input on important exotic insects and weeds that might be considered as possible targets for cooperative biological control programs. (usda.gov)
  • CPHST-developed protocols are used to objectively assess the severity of potential target pests and their feasibility or suitability for biological control. (usda.gov)
  • The end result of this canvassing exercise is a ranked list of potential target pests for biological control consideration, which is shared with States, collaborators, and cooperators. (usda.gov)
  • Before the start of a new fiscal year, the Regional Biological Control Program Managers make a request to current cooperators and to the SPHDs within their regions to submit Cooperative Agreement work plan proposals for funding consideration. (usda.gov)
  • Vitamins have been reported to be effective in controlling certain types of seizures and to prevent some of the harmful effects of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). (cochrane.org)
  • In recent years, Mexico and some Central American countries tightened legislative and administrative controls on methamphetamine precursor chemicals and finished medicines containing them, leading to increased seizures, arrests, and stopped suspicious shipments. (state.gov)
  • The goal in treating epilepsy is to control your seizures so you can focus on life again. (webmd.com)
  • If someone's seizures are well controlled with a low dose of medication, that's the dose we use. (webmd.com)
  • Treatment Bed Microbiological Control," SAE Technical Paper 871492, 1987, https://doi.org/10.4271/871492 . (sae.org)
  • Its untapped potential represents the best hope to providing lasting, environmentally sound, and socially acceptable control of most problem pests in agriculture, and of invasive alien organisms threatening global biodiversity. (springer.com)
  • The behaviors now classified as impulse-control disorders may also fall into this category of behavioral addictions. (encyclopedia.com)
  • It falls under the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, which Congress placed under State Department control in 1999. (faqs.org)
  • The Bureau of Arms Control was a product of the merger between the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (created by Congress in 1961) and the State Department on April 1, 1999. (faqs.org)
  • Learn how Spectrum Control Storage Insights provides cloud-based visibility to manage complex storage infrastructures. (ibm.com)
  • There are no new elements or other attributes provided in this version because, with the introduction of SMIL State functionality in SMIL 3.0, it is expected that new developments for managing control of content and control flow will migrate to the State-based notation. (w3.org)
  • ALM Migrator is a tool to migrate artifacts from version control systems (e.g. (sourceforge.net)
  • ISO 13485: 2003, published by the International Organization for Standards (ISO), is the globally recognized standard of medical device quality control. (prnewswire.com)
  • The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board sets high-quality international standards for auditing, assurance, and quality control that strengthen public confidence in the global profession. (ifac.org)
  • The shift may be a result of new legislative and administrative efforts in China to strengthen controls over precursors, though many criminal investigations in 2012 indicated that China remained a major source of such precursors. (state.gov)
  • In addition, the new module RequiredContentControl has been defined that allows the systemRequired attribute to be specified in profiles that do not otherwise use SMIL content control. (w3.org)
  • The editorial changes for SMIL 3.0 are (1) a clarification in a Normative section on expected behaviour for user agents that support dynamic evaluation and system- and/or custom-test variables, and (2) a repartitioning of the content control module structure in order to support the SMIL Tiny profile. (w3.org)
  • This section defines the SMIL 3.0 content control modules. (w3.org)
  • Since all of the content control elements and attributes are defined in modules, designers of other markup languages may reuse this functionality on a module by module basis when they wish to include media content control in their language. (w3.org)
  • In some of the module descriptions for content control, the concept of "user preference" may be present. (w3.org)
  • It is implementation dependent when content control attributes are evaluated. (w3.org)
  • Not content to push the edge in cloning , architecture and geological engineering , China's also leaving the rest of the world behind when it comes to controlling the weather . (wired.com)
  • Twenty-five years ago government authorities envisaged a system of regulation for chemicals used in the production of illicit drugs that would work along with the control systems for narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances under the United Nations treaties. (state.gov)
  • The TB Control Program works closely with local health authorities, home care agencies, providers of medical care, the Department of Corrections, and drug treatment facilities to assure that the program mission is accomplished. (ct.gov)
  • The modern competition dynamics observed in rapidly-evolving sectors, such as high-technology, consumer services and online retail, is challenging the role of competition authorities in merger control, where enforcement decisions fundamentally depend on an effects-based analysis of the likely future effects of the merger. (oecd.org)
  • In December 2019 , the Global Forum on Competition held a discussion on the topic to understand the relelevant timeframe of merger control and to try to determine how far into the future should authorities look when assessing the effects of a merger. (oecd.org)
  • This paper is the introductory chapter for the forthcoming NBER volume Controlling Crime: Strategies and Tradeoffs. (nber.org)
  • The evidence presented in this edited volume suggests that a more efficient portfolio of crime-control strategies would involve greater attention to enhancing the certainty rather than the severity of punishment for criminal behavior, stimulating private-sector cooperation for controlling crime, and making strategic investments in the human capital of at-risk populations, including in particular efforts to improve the social-cognitive skills of justice-system-involved populations. (nber.org)
  • The book also presents microgrid design and control issues, including protection and explaining how to implement centralized and decentralized control strategies. (oreilly.com)
  • The aims of the survey were used to describe patterns of exposure to vibration in conjunction with patters of vibration control provisions with respect to industry, occupation and other relevant demographic and employment variables. (safeworkaustralia.gov.au)
  • This study aims to describe the distribution of serum cholesterol in a community living population of older adults in Ireland and to examine the awareness, treatment and control of hypercholesterolaemia according to CVD risk status. (springer.com)
  • Stochastic control aims to design the time path of the controlled variables that performs the desired control task with minimum cost, somehow defined, despite the presence of this noise. (wikipedia.org)
  • Essential reading for everyone with an interest in tobacco control, including public health professionals, researchers, policy makers and educators. (bmj.com)
  • In addition to eating controlled portions of healthy food and exercising daily, the National Institute of Health advises that "losing a modest amount of weight - about 15 pounds - can actually cut your risk of getting Type 2 diabetes by as much as 58% in people at high risk. (mysuburbanlife.com)
  • Tobacco control is a field of international public health science, policy and practice dedicated to addressing tobacco use and thereby reducing the morbidity and mortality it causes. (wikipedia.org)
  • The tobacco control field comprises the activity of disparate health, policy and legal research and reform advocacy bodies across the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • A girl who is interested in learning more about different types of birth control, including the shot, should talk to her doctor or other health professional. (kidshealth.org)
  • Many health insurance plans cover the cost of birth control shots, as well as the cost of the doctor's visit. (kidshealth.org)
  • Its continuous health control via 24x7 monitoring increases the availability of the IT infrastructure. (fujitsu.com)
  • The TB Control Program (Program) works in collaboration with health care providers and municipal health departments to conduct surveillance for TB disease and latent TB infection, screening, treatment, and containment activities. (ct.gov)
  • The Connecticut Department of Public Health, Tuberculosis Control Program, is located at 410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 11TUB, Hartford, CT 06134 and can be reached by calling (860) 509-7722. (ct.gov)
  • The Institute of Medicine, or IOM, has recommended that the federal government consider having free birth control as part of its preventive services supporting women's health. (ibtimes.com)
  • Today's recommendation brings us a step closer to ensuring that all newly insured women under the health care reform law will have access to prescription birth control without out-of-pocket expenses. (ibtimes.com)
  • When we were setting the theme of "infection control dilemmas and practical solutions" for this symposium, we asked ourselves a basic question: What are some of the most vexing problems and situations facing the hospital microbiologist- epidemiologist team in today's world of opportunistic and new infectious diseases unheard of as common pathogenic occurrences 10 years ago? (springer.com)
  • IFAC believes that establishing an integrated and effective system of governance, risk management, and internal control is desirable for all types of organizations and can make an invaluable contribution to achieving sustained organizational success. (ifac.org)
  • Hydroseeding is effective way of providing a natural vegetative cover for seeding and erosion control to keep soil in place. (youtube.com)
  • How effective do you want your birth control? (medicinenet.com)
  • Stochastic control or stochastic optimal control is a subfield of control theory that deals with the existence of uncertainty either in observations or in the noise that drives the evolution of the system. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because the time it takes for the electrical stimuli to travel to the muscles varies somewhat by individual, the system includes a control, resembling a volume dial, that allows the wearer to adjust the timing of the jolts. (technologyreview.com)
  • A Simple Version Control System is an easy to install and use version control system. (sourceforge.net)
  • CVS is the Concurrent Versions System, the dominant open-source network-transparent version control system. (sourceforge.net)
  • Cisco Wireless Control System is upgraded and replaced by Cisco Prime Infrastructure . (cisco.com)
  • Try Cisco WCS for 30 days at no charge by downloading the full-featured, location-enabled Wireless Control System Trial License . (cisco.com)
  • The Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS) is built on Cisco WCS functionality and will be available as an upgrade to existing WCS users at the time of release. (cisco.com)
  • Specifically, the chemical control system was developed to include a list of chemicals appended to the 1988 UN Convention with the monitoring and reporting requirements under the auspices of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). (state.gov)
  • Lew testified in a public roundtable that he has run into "bureaucratic slowdowns" because the school system retains control of construction contracts. (washingtonpost.com)
  • McAfee Change Control enforces change policies and alerts you to file integrity issues, while providing options to easily block unauthorized changes to critical system files and directories. (mcafee.com)
  • The ring, called Nuvaring, contains medications similar to those found in birth control pills and provides a continuous low dose of hormones to prevent pregnancy, as long as the ring is in place. (wired.com)
  • A basic result for discrete-time centralized systems with only additive uncertainty is the certainty equivalence property: that the optimal control solution in this case is the same as would be obtained in the absence of the additive disturbances. (wikipedia.org)
  • ASVCS is a great choice for those who not need or want the complexity of most version control systems. (sourceforge.net)
  • A Web-site concentrating information, reviews, advocacy material and a comparison of Version Control systems, or Source Configuration Management (SCM) systems. (sourceforge.net)
  • It supports a wide variety of version control systems and programming languages/platforms. (sourceforge.net)
  • McAfee Integrity Control blocks out-of-policy changes, ensuring that only trusted applications run on fixed-function and point-of-service systems. (mcafee.com)
  • Although intervention studies with nuts have not demonstrated considerable benefits for diabetic individuals in terms of long- or short-term glycemic control, nuts may help diabetic individuals depress postprandial glycemia, reduce postprandial oxidative stress, and improve blood lipid profiles ( 4 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • While you can do your best to minimize stagnant water on your own property, you have no control over what your neighbors do. (terminix.com)
  • A scientific control is an experiment or observation designed to minimize the effects of variables other than the independent variable . (wikipedia.org)
  • Where there are only two possible outcomes, e.g. positive or negative, if the treatment group and the negative control both produce a negative result, it can be inferred that the treatment had no effect. (wikipedia.org)
  • the quadratic assumption allows for the optimal control laws, which follow the certainty-equivalence property, to be linear functions of the observations of the controllers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Any deviation from the above assumptions-a nonlinear state equation, a non-quadratic objective function, noise in the multiplicative parameters of the model, or decentralization of control-causes the certainty equivalence property not to hold. (wikipedia.org)
  • Only when its biology was understood and chemical pesticides and aerial spraying became available a few decades ago, could efforts be made to control the insect. (fao.org)
  • This translates into substantially lower costs - 50 cents per hectare as opposed to US$12 for chemical pesticides and $15-20 for other bio-control agents. (fao.org)
  • If a traveler is suspected to have COVID-19, see Information for Healthcare Professionals for information on evaluating, reporting, clinical care guidance, and infection control. (cdc.gov)
  • Areas of responsibility for the Bureau of Arms Control include developing policy with regard to use of conventional, chemical/biological, and nuclear forces and arms. (faqs.org)
  • The simulation uses Simulink and Aerospace Blockset software, which allow for a hierarchal block diagram representation to include the control laws, vehicle models and visualization. (mathworks.com)