Campus Units

Entomology

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2004

Journal or Book Title

Transgenic Crop Protection: Concepts and Strategies

First Page

261

Last Page

288

Abstract

Agriculture has been plagued by pests since the dawn of time. Pesticides control pests-insects, fungi, and weeds-until the pests begin to resist the pesticides. As resistance develops, more pesticide is needed to control the pest until that particular pesticide fails. Integrated pest management (IPM) was designed to prevent insects from developing resistance to insecticides, and resistance management remains a cornerstone of many IPM programs today. A critical component of IPM is the monitoring of increases in a pest's tolerance to a particular pesticide. Such monitoring, however, is rarely conducted in a proactive manner.

Comments

This chapter was published as Matten, S. M., Hellmich, R. L. & Reynolds, A. Current resistance management strategies for Bt corn in the United States. In Transgenic Crop Production: Concepts and Strategies, edited by Opender Koul & G. S. Dhaliwal, Science Publishers, Inc., Plymouth, UK, pp. 261–288. 2004.

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Language

en

File Format

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