Resistance Database Team

One of the IRAC’s goals was to provide expert opinions and survey reports on the status of resistance in arthropods to pesticides.  This was conducted as an independent effort in the early and mid 90’s but for the past several years these efforts have been combined with Michigan State University to provide a more available database.

The Arthropod Pesticide Resistance Database (APRD) is a web-based resistance case entry system that serves as a tool to access arthropod resistance information and assess the current status of arthropod resistance across the globe. The application is maintained by Michigan State University and supported by a number of organisations including IRAC.

As well as funding, IRAC provides expert advice on the database inputs and outputs and is currently working on efforts to make sections of the database more relevant to near real time observations.