One of IRAC’s key roles, coordinated by the Outreach (formerly Communication & Education / C&E) Team, is the dissemination of information that will promote good IRM practices around the world. This is done through the generation of printed (posters, handouts, etc.) and electronic (website, eTools, etc.) educational material that can be used by a wide audience. Members of IRAC are encouraged to give presentations and hold poster sessions at national and international meeting and conferences. A wide range of posters and presentation slides are available and can be downloaded via the links on the various IRAC web pages.
The coordination and communication on the IRAC sponsored Michigan State University Arthropod Pesticide Resistance Database (APRD) is now managed from within the Outreach Team. The IRAC focal point for the APRD is Brad Hopkins. Further information is available on the IRAC Resistance Database web page.
Outreach Team Objectives
- Development of C&E material for the coming year
- Leverage communication & education through the CropLife network
- Maintain and improve the website as the main IRAC communication & education vehicle for resistance and IRM information
- Communicate IRM & IRAC news through the circulation of newsletters
- Upgrade, update and maintain the MSU Database
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
Mandarin Chinese Version
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.