The IRAC Network is made up of a series of inter-company Committees dedicated to prolonging the effectiveness of insecticides and acaricides by countering the development of resistance. The Committees operate at a global level (IRAC Executive) and at a regional or country level (IRAC Country Groups) and the whole network is termed IRAC International (abbreviated to IRAC). IRAC as an organisation can only be successful with proactive participation and contributions from the member company representatives, volunteering their time and energies to achieve the agreed goals and objectives.
IRAC Executive – Objectives
- Coordinate and facilitate the work of IRAC in accordance with the IRAC Mission
- Facilitate cooperation and communication on insecticide resistance and IRM including traits & public health pests
- Prioritise insecticide resistance threats and develop an IRAC strategy aimed at minimising the impact of resistance
- Encourage formation of IRAC Task Teams to address key resistance threats
- Leverage IRAC through the CropLife network
- Approve and submit the IRAC annual budget to the CropLife Stewardship Committee
- Promote membership of IRAC at a country, regional and international level
- Strengthen links with the IRAC Country Groups and local CropLife associations
- Encourage formation of new Country Groups to address local IRM issues
- Encourage WGs to hold 4-6 audios and at least one F2F each year to review activities
- Emphasis to all IRAC members of the importance of following the IRAC Constitution including the Code of Conduct and Guidelines on Antitrust.
IRAC IRM Video
A grower-focused, animated, and diagrammatic explanation of Insecticide Resistance and its management from CropLife International and the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee. Available in English below or in Chinese Mandarin, or Latin America Spanish or Portuguese.
The application of an insecticide to the soil, either as a seed treatment or as a direct application, is designed to either control soil borne insect pests or provide systemic control of pests above the ground. The general principles of resistance management apply to seed and soil treatments, as with foliar applied insecticides, however there are some additional factors that should be considered as outlined the the latest statement from IRAC titled: IRAC International statement on the resistance management considerations of utilizing soil & seed applied insecticides
The new IRAC leaflet has been designed in conjunction with CropLife International providing growers with essential information on insect resistance management and the significant benefits for growers. The leaflet is in English at the moment but an editable version will be available shortly so that it can be translated into the local languages and targeted for specific countries and sectors.