Insecticide resistance is a critical concern for many farmers today. The need for insecticide resistance management cannot be stressed enough. Pesticides have become a way of life for those who grow, harvest and process food. Nearly all insecticides on the market today have insecticide resistance capabilities. Unfortunately, this insecticide resistance capability can work against you. To understand how this works, it is important to first understand the relationship between insecticides, pesticides and insecticide resistance.
Some insects are particularly vulnerable to insecticides. These insects are often classified as insecticide sensitive. Examples of insecticides that are insecticide sensitive include the insecticides used to control termites. Other insecticides that are insecticide sensitive include the most commonly used types of insecticides used to control fleas, ticks, chinch bugs, and roaches. These insecticides are referred to as ‘classically’ insecticide and include such commonly used pesticides as bupropion, chlorpyrifos, permethrin, and bromochlor/ DDT.
Due to the insecticide sensitivity of these insecticides, they are often categorized as insecticide-resistant. insecticide-resistant weeds, plants, and crops include alfalfa, broccoli, cotton, corn, grapes, horseradish, linden, meadow grass, minicab, most acid, olefin, sod, sheep dung, silver frost, watercress and yellow fire. Due to the resistance ability of insecticides, farmers can use less of them. For example, less fertilizer is needed to maintain the productivity of the same area of a field if the insecticide used to kill the pests is insecticide-resistant.
Since insecticide resistance is becoming an increasingly important issue, farmers are researching new insecticide-resistant strains of insecticides that are currently on the market. New insecticide-resistant varieties of insecticides may require a bit more time to show effects and cause gardeners to react with caution. It is best to research the insecticides you are considering carefully and be sure to follow manufacturer instructions carefully when using them in your plants or vegetables. New insecticide-resistant strains are being released every year. Some things need to be considered before using them to ensure that your plants and vegetables are not contaminated by insecticide-resistant strains.
What You Can Do Now
During this time, there are specific steps that must be followed to make certain that you do not expose your crops to insecticide-resistant strains. The most important step is making sure that you have a sufficient amount of residual insecticide in your soil. If you do not have a sufficient amount of residual insecticide, you will have to reapply the insecticide to your soil every time you water the plants. Applying too much insecticide residue can prevent your plants from absorbing some of the insecticides. You will have to test your soil regularly for residual insecticide levels.
When shopping for insecticides that are resistant to insecticide resistance, you should shop at a reputable dealer. Dealers who specialize in insecticides are aware of the products that are effective against insecticide resistance. You may want to check out different online dealers to compare prices and product specifications. Make sure that you are getting a product that has been proven to be effective against insecticide resistance. Also, make sure that you are dealing with a manufacturer who is willing to provide information about their insecticide products.
One way to find out if the insecticide you are interested in has been proven to be effective against insecticide resistance is to test it on your plants. Purchase a few different types of insecticides that you are interested in to see if they are as effective as you thought they would be. Consider putting each insecticide to the test on your plants. You can purchase them from a gardening store or even from online vendors. Be sure that the insecticide that you choose will work on your plant type. For example, some insectsanticides will not work on certain kinds of fruits or vegetables.
Most often, when a new insecticide becomes available for sale, it contains only a few insecticide-resistant strains. But as more of these insecticides gain access to the marketplace, more insecticide strains become available that are insecticide-resistant. And because of this, the cost of insecticide resistance goes down as more resistant insecticide strains are developed. In this way, insecticide resistance makes today’s insecticides more affordable than conventional insecticides.