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Crop insects and mites Resistance issues and integrated management

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Pest species within the grains industry pose a serious threat as farming practices change... To avoid costs associated with crop failure and increases in pesticide usage, potential pest species must be identified and their biology determined so effective control strategies can be devised... For example, Balaustium mites were found to be 272 times more tolerant than RLEM for methidathion, 260 times more tolerant of bifenthrin and 129 times more tolerant to omethoate compared with RLEM. Bryobia mites exposed to methidathion were shown to have 64-fold greater tolerance compared with RLEM and an 11-fold greater tolerance to bifenthrin...
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