Mode of Action Team

Team Image Vince Salgado
Team Leader
Vince Salgado, BASF
  • Andrew Crossthwaite
  • Dan Cordova
  • Danny Karmon
  • David Kim
  • Jerry Watson
  • Peter Luemmen
  • Ralf Nauen
  • Shigero Saito
  • Tom Sparks

The IRAC mode of action classification is considered as the definitive global authority on the target site of insecticides and crucial to this is the scientific integrity of the scheme. It is used globally to classify insecticides, as the basis for mode of action labelling, and is an essential tool for the development of IRM strategies involving multiple modes of action in a window-based approach.

The MoA Team, which is largely composed of technical experts, is charged with maintaining the scheme and its status, carrying out updates as required as well as developing educational resources such as posters to promote the correct use of the scheme. The team considers data to support new submissions for entries to the scheme and acts as an arbiter on questions of MOA.

Team Objectives

  • Continue to review and update the MOA scheme as required.
  • Develop new versions of the MOA Structure Poster as needed
  • Target site mutation table
  • Develop new MoA posters and update existing posters as required
  • Develop MoA Diagrams and presentation based on and dependent upon UNL output.
  • MoA page – IRAC Website
  • Provide additional information on topics important to MoA and IRM
  • Update of MoA Charter

IRAC Mode of Action Classification

  • Download the MoA App

    Download the IRAC MoA application from the Apple iTunes or Google Play App Stores for quick access to reference information on the move.
  • Download the MoA Structures Poster

    The MoA poster with the chemical structures is available for download from the website in various language options. Select the language required from the drop-down menu below.
  • Browse the full MoA Classification Scheme

    The complete MoA Classification document is available to view or download. This 23-page document provides full details of the scheme with lots of notes and background information.

    Download PDF

Latest Mode of Action News

Mar '1411

Updated MoA Classification (Ver. 7.3)

The latest issue of the IRAC MoA Classification (ver. 7.3) has now been released and posted on the MoA Team page of the website. Changes include the renaming of a couple of groups/sub-groups (Group 9 is now “Modulators of Chordotonal Organs” and Subgroup 8D is now “Borates”) and the addition of flupyradifurone into a new Subgroup 4D, called Butenolides. The opportunity was also taken to improve some of the text and notes relating the the classification. Associated MoA resources (booklet and posters etc.) will be updated in due course.

Aug '1315

MoA App available for Android & Apple devices

Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 09.10.52An easy to use database that allows you to identify all insecticides in any given mode of action group. The app allows the user to filter and search by either MoA group or insecticide and is free to download from the iTunes Apple Store or the Google Play Store. Suitable for use with tablets and phones.