The Insecticide Resistance Action Group (IRAG)
This web page hosts the latest guidance from the Insecticide Resistance Action Group (IRAG). The 'Download' button provides background. Scroll down for guidance.
The AHDB-supported Resistance Action Groups (RAGs) are informal, UK-based groups consisting of experts from the Crop Protection Association (CPA) member companies, other representatives from the agrochemical industry, a range of independent organisations, including public-sector research institutes, and the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD).
The groups are completely independent of AHDB and work to produce guidance on pesticide resistance issues. As part of its support to the resistance action groups, AHDB publishes their guidance.
(last updated September 2018)
- IRAG constitution and membership
- Weed Resistance Action Group (WRAG)
- Fungicide Resistance Action Group (FRAG-UK)
- Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC)
Complete IRAG information published before 2016 can be accessed via the National Archives
Insecticide Resistance Action Committee
Aphid sampling protocol
Help us safeguard the efficacy of insecticides
As part of a UK aphid-monitoring programme, Rothamsted Research needs aphid samples, especially those that unexpectedly survive treatment with insecticides. Although any aphid species can be submitted, the researchers focus on some species/situations more than others to reflect samples received and the need to detect new resistance issues emerging in the UK aphid population.
New insights into insecticide resistance
An article from Crop Production Magazine