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Insecticide Resistance

Insecticide Resistance Action Committee defines resistance 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.’ It is a serious problem in general, and in Colorado potato beetle control in particular. This part of the website was sponsored, in part, by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Assistance Award No: PE-97145501. It covers the following topics:

People interested in the subject of resistance management may also want to check out this free online course from Cornell University.