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Resistance is not Futile: It Shapes Insecticide Discovery
AbstractConventional chemical control compounds used for the management of insect pests have been much maligned, but still serve a critical role in protecting people and agricultural products from insect pests, as well as conserving biodiversity by eradicating invasive species. Although biological control can be an effective option for area-wide management of established pests, chemical control methods are important for use in integrated pest management (IPM) programs, as well as in export treatments, eradicating recently arrived invasive species, and minimizing population explosions of vectors of human disease. Cogitated research and development programs have continued the innovation of insecticides, with a particular focus on combating insecticide resistance. Recent developments in the fields of human health, protecting the global food supply, and biosecurity will be highlighted.
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Hardy, M.C. Resistance is not Futile: It Shapes Insecticide Discovery. Insects 2014, 5, 227-242.View more citation formats
Hardy MC. Resistance is not Futile: It Shapes Insecticide Discovery. Insects. 2014; 5(1):227-242.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hardy, Margaret C. 2014. "Resistance is not Futile: It Shapes Insecticide Discovery." Insects 5, no. 1: 227-242.