Resistance Management (RM)
Resistance to pesticides is a major barrier to many effective RM and IPM programs. Even though industry is spending millions of dollars on RM, it remains a major problem. When RM practices are known, many times growers do not adopt them because of tradition, time, risk of adopting alternative tools, and increased costs. There is a major disconnect between RM strategies and knowledge and behavior change. The NCIPMC will investigate opportunities to provide a leadership role in the region.