The IRAC Network is made up of a series of inter-company Committees dedicated to prolonging the effectiveness of insecticides and acaricides by countering the development of resistance. The Committees operate at a global level (IRAC Executive) and at a regional or country level (IRAC Country Groups) and the whole network is termed IRAC International (abbreviated to IRAC). Much of the work of IRAC is carried out by International Working Groups and the IRAC Country Teams and a full list of these can be seen by holding the cursor over the Teams Link on the main navigation.
International working groups
Crop Protection Team
Serves to coordinate the work of our various Working Groups in the crop protection sector, where IRAC has traditionally been most active.
Promoting IRM strategies in transgenic crops expressing insect-control traits.
Public Health Team
Forming links with key groups working in vector control and resistance management. Activities extends to hygiene pest IRM.
Assessing the resistance risk and developing a mode of action classification for nematicides.
Mode of Action Team
Maintains the definitive, IRAC global scheme on the mode of action of acaricides and insecticides.
Test Methods Team
Collates, develops and validates approved susceptibility test methodologies, publishing them on the IRAC website.
Chewing Pests Team
New Team combining the Coleoptera and Lepidoptera WGs. Delivering appropriate IRM strategies across a wide range of crops and chewing pests.
Sucking Pests Team
Developing and disseminating IRM strategies for major sucking pests of global importance.