Pesticide Resistance Management


Pesticide Resistance Management (PRM)

Pesticide resistance occurs when a pesticide no longer provides control when applied at rates and times it would normally be effective.  Resistance can develop over time when products with the same mode of action (MOA) are repeatedly applied in the same area and targeting the same pest(s). These repeated applications select for tolerant or resistant pests, whose populations increase over time.  Pesticides are an integral part of pest management, including Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs.  IPM provides tools to reduce and slow the development of pesticide resistance, prolonging the useful life of pesticides while reducing their environmental and health impacts.      

Program Goals

Our PRM signature program will focus on providing tools and resources for producers in a coordinated effort to reduce and/or slow the development of pesticide resistance.  Stay tuned for upcoming workshops and online and in-person learning content to increase your knowledge about pesticides, pesticide safety, and pesticide resistance management.  This includes identifying how and when there is a problem, and IPM strategies to mitigate resistance development.