Resistance management concerns for areawide management programs

Blair D. Siegfried, Lance J. Meinke, Michael E. Scharf

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Areawide pest management involves the application of a pest control strategy over wide geographic areas, requires a high degree of grower compliance, and relies on uniform exposure of pest populations. Therefore, the selective pressures and the associated risk for development of resistance may be extremely high. Some of the attributes of areawide management are incompatible with many conventional resistance management techniques. Reliance on biologically based control tactics such as behavior-disrupting chemicals, however, may provide effective resistance management because of the complexity and number of potential target sites associated with the response. Recognition of the risk of resistance and a proactive stance on resistance management will help to preserve the effectiveness of areawide management programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-369
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Insect Science


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