Fact sheet – Insecticide Resistance

 What are insecticides?

Insecticides are valuable tools used by farmers that can contribute to efficient food production because they control insects and arthropods that reduce a crop’s yield and quality.


URL: https://croplife.org.au/resources/programs/resistance-management/what-are-insecticides/
Content last updated: October 13, 2017

CropLife Australia’s Resistance Management Strategies provide a guide for crop protection product rotation through product groups. The strategies are a useful tool that supports farmers’ adoption of resistance management. All crop protection products must be handled and applied strictly as specified on the product label or APVMA permits.

These Resistance Management Strategies do not replace product labels. They are a guide only and do not endorse particular products, groups of products or cultural methods in terms of their performance. It is important to check with the Australian regulator’s (APVMA) product database for contemporary information on products and active constituents. The database can be sourced through www.apvma.gov.au

The information given in this strategy is provided in good faith and without any liability for loss or damage suffered as a result of its application and use. Advice given in this strategy is valid as at 26 June 2024. All previous versions of this strategy are now invalid.