The latest issue of the IRAC MoA Classification has now been released and posted on the MoA Team page of the website (MoA Classification Scheme v7.2). Changes include the addition of some new actives and the re-classification of a couple of existing actives. A third edition of the small IRAC MoA booklet has been printed based on the latest version of the classification. Copies are available via the contact email address at the bottom of the page.
- MoA for Sucking Pests Poster Jan 2012 138 KB
- MOA Structures Poster Nov 2012 (Portuguese) 1 MB
- MOA Structures Poster March 2012 (Spanish) 1 MB
- MOA Structures Poster Oct 2012 (Chinese) 1 MB
- General MoA Poster March 2012 509 KB
- MOA Structures Poster May 2012 (English) 1 MB
- MOA for Lepidoptera Poster Feb 2012 463 KB
- MOA for Mites Poster March 2012 140 KB
- MOA for Mosquitoes Poster Oct 2010 1 MB
- MOA Structures Poster June 2012 (Japanese) 1 MB
- MoA Structures Poster, Dec 2012 (French) 1 MB
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.
- Continue to review and update the MOA scheme as required
- Develop non English versions of the MOA Structure Poster with the C&E WG
- Develop and update other MOA posters
- Develop educational MOA mechanisms diagrams
- Compile a MOA overview presentation for use at conferences
- Develop Resistance mechanisms Poster
Two new posters from the IRAC Public Health Team and a further poster from the IRAC MoA Team all relate to different aspects of resistance management in mosquitoes as vectors of malaria. Topics covered by the posters include a general overview of the importance of insect resistance management, the increasing importance of biomolecular techniques for resistance monitoring and the importance of MoA in IRM strategies. Links to the posters are given below:
- The importance of Insecticide Resistance Management in the control of the mosquito vectors of malaria
- The increase in the utility and importance of biomolecular techniques in resistance monitoring in insect vectors
- Insecticide MoA Classification: A Key to Effective Insecticide Resistance Management in Mosquitoes