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Research delves into growing issue of insecticide resistance

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Research delves into growing issue of insecticide resistance Insecticide resistance in several broad-acre agricultural pests across southern Australia is being investigated through a research project supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... For example, insecticide resistance in redlegged earth mites to synthetic pyrethroids was first discovered in Australia only a few years ago on a property in Western Australia, and since then this resistance has spread across 15 different properties, spanning a distance of 450.. Dr Umina said that to develop management strategies aimed at limiting the widespread development of resistance in these pests, a better understanding of the spread and frequency of insecticide resistance throughout cropping and pasture regions across southern Australia was needed...
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