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IRAC is prolonging the effectiveness of insecticides, acaricides and traits by implementing insecticide resistance management strategies, countering the development of resistance in the three core sectors of traditional Crop Protection, Plant Biotechnology and Public Health.
Communication and education is key to promoting awareness of insecticide resistance and effective resistance management strategies worldwide. IRAC has published a wide range of communication and educational material, all of which are available free to download from the website. Such communication and educational materials may be used in their entirety and/or portions of such materials may be used freely so long as the appropriate citations are provided for all the applicable authors, materials and/or website. Printed copies of the booklets and the English version of the Mode of Action poster with the structures are available via the IRAC Coordinator.
Poster showing the IRAC Mode of Action Classification, showing chemical structures for the key actives
Mode of Action as an online searchable tool with an easy to use search and filter feature
IRAC Mode of Action classification for Nematodes listing the Nematicide Groups Numbers, Mode of action type and Chemical Groups
A training module designed to introduce the basic concepts behind the development and management of insecticide resistance.
A set of 74 slides explaining with graphics the major mechanisms and targets of insecticide resistance.
IRAC International statement on the resistance management considerations of utilizing soil & seed applied insecticides
Insecticide resistance management guidelines for lepidopteran pests.
IRM Guidelines for Sucking Pests (Graphics Version)
Insecticide resistance management is a global challenge, and IRAC is delivering strategic responses worldwide with localized as well as international initiatives.
Explore local country groups via the map.
The Entomological Society of America (ESA), Entomological Society of Canada (ESC), and the Entomological Society of British Columbia (ESBC) are hosting the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting. IRAC will be hosting a symposium titled: Putting science behind the art of designing insecticide mixtures for pest and resistance management.