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EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR MANAGEMENT OF ARTHROPOD RESISTANCE TO INSECTICIDES AND ACARICIDES

Objective



The development of resistance to insecticides and acaricides by the arthropod pests poses a serious and increasing threat to the sustainability of pest management practices throughout the world. In Europe, resistance is now rapidly diminishing the supply of pesticides considered vital for controlling many crop and livestock pests.
By promoting more frequent application of chemicals, often at higher rates or in mixtures, it also has adverse implications for the environment, food industry and human safety.
The Concerted Action outlined in the proposal will provide, for the first
time in Europe, a forum for the open exchange and dissemination of data on the incidence of resistance, the transfer of techniques for diagnosing resistance at the toxicological, biochemical and molecular levels, and the promotion of control strategies that prevent or delay resistance development. This will be achieved by convening two resistance management workshops, promoting collaborative research projects, and by compiling a comprehensive resistance database that will be freely accessible to all European researchers and other interested parties. The CA will also provide limited support for short-time training visits aimed at strengthening research in regions that lag behind in the development of programmes for resistance management. Workers in 16 organisations in 13 EU and EFTA countries have enthusiastically committed themselves to this exciting new initiative, and to achieve a level of international collaboration in resistance research that is currently unprecedented anywhere in the world.

Coordinator

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
Address
Skovbrynet, 14
2800 Lyngby
Denmark

Participants (15)

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE
Finland
Address

31600 Jokioinen
BBSRC Institute of Arable Crops Research
United Kingdom
Address
Rothamsted Experimental Station
AL5 2JQ Harpenden
BIOLOGISCHE BUNDESANSTALT FÜR LAND-UND FORSTWIRTSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Stahnsdorfer Damm, 81
14532 Kleinmachnow
C.N.R.S.
France
Address
Place E. Bataillon - P.o. Box Cc065
34095 Montpellier Cedex 05
C.S.I.C.
Spain
Address
Profesor Albareda, 1 - P.o. Box 419
18008 Granada
DLO- INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH
Netherlands
Address
Edelhertweg, 15 - P.o. Box 65
8200 AB Lelystad
HELLENIC SUGAR INDUSTRY S.A.
Greece
Address

590 32 Platy
INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE ACTION COMMITTEE
Belgium
Address
Av. Louise, 143
1050 Bruxelles
MAFF Central Science Laboratory
United Kingdom
Address
London Road
SL3 7HJ Slough
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Norway
Address
Geitmyrsveien, 75
0462 Oslo
NATIONAL VETERINARY INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Ulls Vâg, 2 B - P.o. Box 7073
75007 Uppsala
SWISS FEDERAL RESEARCH STATION FOR FRUIT-GROWING, VITICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
Switzerland
Address
Schloss
8820 Wädenswil
UMWELTBUNDESAMT
Germany
Address
Correns Platz, 1 - P.o. Box 330022
14195 Berlin
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Address
Coupure Links 653
9000 Gent
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Italy
Address
Via Emilia Parmense 84
29100 Piacenza