IRAC Israel is a new group set up in 2018 from and earlier Lepidoptera Working group which will now consider all aspects of insecticide resistance and its management.
The initial objective of the group is to coordinate IRM guidelines and review means and ways to increase awareness of resistance management among stakeholders i.e. growers, distributors, field extension workers and researchers.
Goals for 2018 include:
- Update of the Association Chamber of commerce with activities and decisions of the group
- Contact Fruit & Vegetable Growers Organizations
- Review MOA extension services
- Publication of a professional article dealing with IR in one of the leading agricultural magazines