After much discussion and debate the final draft of this popular poster is now with the printers and 2000 copies will be produced for distribution by IRAC members. The poster is based on the latest version of the Classifciation scheme (version 6.3) which includes new actives cyenopyrafen and cyflumetofen. Copies of the poster should be […]
The Public Health Team is in the process of updating and re-issuing the publication “Prevention and management of inspective resistance in vectors and pests of public health importance”. The aim of the manual is to provide the principles of effective insecticide resistance management to decision makers and operators in the field in a pragmatic rather […]
Company membership of the IRAC Executive remains at 15 but there has been welcomed interest expressed from further companies in Japan. There has also been interest in forming new resistance Country Groups (CGs) in France and Argentina although this is still in the early stages and the type of group and format is still being […]
The latest edition of the scheme, version 6.3, has now been published which includes some minor changes to the classification descriptors as well as the addition of a new Group 25: Mitochondrial complex II electron transport inhibitors which includes the active cyenopyrafen. The active cyflumetofen has also been included in the scheme but in the group […]
The 44th meeting of IRAC International was held at the end of March/beginning of April and consisted of a mixture of concurrent IRAC working group meetings and reviews, a meeting of the Executive Committee, IRAC España and an international session which included presentations from local Spanish experts.
IRAC Videos Grower-focused, animated, and diagrammatic explanations of Insecticide Resistance Management and the importance of Mode of Action. An Integrated Approach to IRM The most effective strategy to combat insecticide resistance is to do everything possible to prevent it occurring in the first place. To this end, crop specialists recommend IRM programs as one part […]
There are a number of ways insects can become resistant to insecticidal crop protection and public health products: Metabolic resistance Resistant insects may detoxify or destroy the toxin faster than susceptible insects, or quickly rid their bodies of the toxic molecules. Metabolic resistance is the most common mechanism and often presents the greatest challenge. Insects […]
Resistance Definition Resistance may be defined as ‘a heritable change in the sensitivity of a pest population that is reflected in the repeated failure of a product to achieve the expected level of control when used according to the label recommendation for that pest species’. Cross-resistance occurs when resistance to one insecticide confers resistance to another […]