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:
- Basic overview of insecticide resistance development by insect populations
- History of insecticide resistance in Colorado potato beetles
- Management of insecticide resistance
- Peer-reviewed scientific article on managing insecticide resistance in Colorado potato beetle
People interested in the subject of resistance management may also want to check out this free online course from Cornell University.