CropLife India promotes Resistance Management as an integral part of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and the Stewardship approach to management of crop protection.
Similar to all stewardship programs, resistance management practices, require a diversity of tools, and must evolve and be flexible. Local agricultural conditions will help define what types of resistance management programs are needed, and they must be continuously reviewed and reconsidered.
CropLife India and its members are committed to advancing the understanding and practice of resistance management. To help growers, food value chain members, and regulators better understand pest resistance and how to develop, implement, and review proper resistance management strategies, the plant biotechnology industry has developed training manuals and materials on insect resistance management and integrated weed management.
Resistance Management is essential for sustainable pest control. Broadening the geographical scope and membership of the Resistance Action Committees (RACs) and alignment of key messages and approaches with non-industry stakeholders are critical elements in promoting voluntary resistance management strategies, therefore should be a priority for industry and non-industry stakeholders. Resistance Management is therefore an integral part of CropLife’s Stewardship Strategy, globally… (Crop Protection Stewardship Vision 2020).
CropLife India has formed a Resistance Action Committee, wherein experts have been pooled in from our member companies. This committee would focus on Stewardship programs; Advocate for Industry approach; Alignment of Global Strategy; Support regional/national programs; Report program impact and result; in a cohesive manner and aligned with CropLife’s strategies globally.
Objectives of Resistance Action Committee, India –
In view of the objectives, the Resistance Action Committee, India would –
Facilitate communication and education on pest and trait resistance
Promote the development and facilitate the implementation of pest resistance management strategies to maintain efficacy and support sustainable agriculture and improved health
The overall approach is to:
CropLife India’s Resistance Action Committee is aligned with CropLife International’s Resistance Action Committees (RACs). For more information about their remits, goals, expertise, members and responsibilities, please visit the links below:
Fungicide Resistance Action Committee (FRAC): http://www.frac.info
Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC): http://www.irac-online.org
Herbicide Resistance Action Committee (HRAC): http://www.hracglobal.com