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What is Resistance Management

What is Resistance Management

There are different types of weed resistance, such as: Weed resistance Management, Insects/pests resistance Management, Phytopathogenic Fungi resistance management and Mites/pests resistance management.

In Summary, pests and diseases resistance exists for some reasons: repetitive application of the same agricultural chemicals, use of underdoses and applications in different seasons and inappropriate conditions. These practices offer the possibility that some biotypes, within a given population, to develop in such a way that they come to predominate and survive the effects of agrochemicals used for its control.

The consequences for agriculture are severe: losses of technology, increased costs and use of agrochemicals, which can result to residues in food, environmental contamination and biological imbalance; yield loss or even total commitment of the crop and farming, if appropriate action is not taken.

Resistance Management consists in adopting new techniques, switching utilized products and being aware of what is happening to the crop. However, for each type of pest or disease resistant, there is an optimal way to manage this. For this, UPL is willing to share all of its knowledge.