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HEDLEY PACIFIC VENTURES INSECOLO INSECTICIDE EFFECTIVE IN PHASE 1 STORED GRAIN TESTS; NOW PROCEEDING WITH PHASE 2 TESTS

 VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Hedley Pacific Ventures, Ltd. (VSE: HED), manufacturers and distributors of highly effective, all natural, non-toxic insecticides, has received a report from Agriculture Canada, Research Branch of the Canadian government, advising Hedley that its Insecolo diatomaceous earth insecticide proved to be very effective against the rusty grain beetle, the major pest of stored grain in Canada, in preliminary Phase 1 laboratory testing. In fact, the efficacy of Insecolo matched that of the only diatomaceous earth insecticide registered for use against stored grain insects in Canada. Hedley is taking steps to register Insecolo for use in secondary (animal feed) stored grain and is proceeding with in-depth Phase 2 testing which could quality Insecolo for use in all grain markets where, according to Agriculture Canada, the loss due to stored product pests ranges from $90 million to $150 million annually in Canada. In the United States, this loss is estimated at $3 billion annually.
 Dr. Zlatko Korunic, Hedley Pacific's Senior Research Scientist, who was one of the leading pesticide scientists in the former Yugoslavia, is working with Agriculture Canada with whom Hedley Pacific has a Collaborative Research Agreement.
 Kirk Godfrey, President of Hedley Pacific, said, "We are pleased that Insecolo has proven its efficacy in controlling pests in stored grain and are expecting even better results in Phase 2 tests. We plan to introduce greatly improved formulations which should achieve the desired efficacy with significantly lower dosages. Insecolo's all natural, non-toxic insecticide received outstanding acceptance following introduction to the house and garden markets last year and we are anticipating similar success in agricultural markets. In addition to its advantages in stored grain, Insecolo is the only diatomaceous earth insecticide that can be used in a liquid spray for control of pests in field crops."
 Hedley Pacific Ventures, Ltd. manufactures and distributes Insecolo diatomaceous earth insecticides, a natural, non-toxic, chemical-free product, patented in Canada and the United States and proven highly effective in controlling insects in residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial applications.
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 /CONTACT: Kirk Godfrey, president of Hedley Pacific Ventures, 604-685-1247/
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