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Main Title Pesticide Resistance: Strategies and Tactics for Management.
CORP Author National Research Council, Washington, DC.;Agency for International Development, Washington, DC.;Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1986
Report Number ISBN-0-309-03627-5; USDA-59-32R6-2-132, EPA-R-810761-01;
Stock Number PB86-200144
Additional Subjects Tolerances(Physiology) ; Pesticides ; Water pollution control ; Organic compounds ; Dosage ; Economic factors ; Selection ; Biochemistry ; Recommendations ; Inorganic compounds ; Detection ; Monitoring ; Rodenticides ; Management ; Policies ; Arthropoda ; Predators ; Application rates
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NTIS  PB86-200144 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The report concluded that resistance is of growing concern and that applying more and different pesticides will not solve the problem. The report identified a range of specific tactics farmers and public health workers can use to deter resistance. These include: varying dosages and application rates; new formulations and synergists; treating only to economic thresholds; more selective pesticides; applying them in new sequences, and over small rather than large areas; designing chemicals with new sites of action; use of pesticide-resistant natural enemies; integrating chemical with nonchemical methods; and developing pest-control measures that do not rely on chemicals.