Pesticide resistance is the condition where the efficacy of pesticides has been reduced significantly due to the development of higher tolerance by the target pest. This is of concern since the rate at which new active ingredients are being brought to the market by research and development companies has not kept pace with the rate at which resistance to insecticides, fungicides and herbicides is developing. Through the adoption of IPM, it is possible for farmers to sustainably use pesticides without creating resistance.
At the global level, 3 specialist technical working groups have been formed to identify existing and potential pesticide resistance risks for insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. The Resistance Action Committees evaluate the risks and recommend guidelines for mitigation through partnerships and collaborations with regulatory bodies. For more information on resistance management , please follow the links below: