Mode of Action Team
The MoA Team, which is largely composed of technical experts, is charged with maintaining the scheme and its status, carrying out updates as required as well as developing educational resources such as posters to promote the correct use of the scheme. The team considers data to support new submissions for entries to the scheme and acts as an arbiter on questions of MOA.
- Continue to review and update the MOA scheme as required.
- Develop new versions of the MOA Structure Poster as needed
- Target site mutation table
- Develop new MoA posters and update existing posters as required
- Develop MoA training slides
- MoA page – IRAC Website
- Provide additional information on topics important to MoA and IRM
- Update of MoA Charter
- Address issue of DIY classification
- Implement MoA Classification update notification list
Useful Mode of Action Links
- Procedure for classifying a new insecticide
- Online form for classifying a new insecticide
- MoA labeling guidelines
- Comprehensive list of established resistance-associated target site mutations
- Subscribe for MoA updates direct to you inbox
IRAC Video: Insecticide Mode of Action Explained
An animated and diagrammatic explanation that explains the importance of mode of action as the basis for effective and sustainable resistance management.
Search the classification onlineThe MoA Classification is available as an interactive searchable eTool allowing you to browse and filter chemical groups, classes and actives.
Take the classification into the fieldDownload the IRAC MoA application from the Apple iTunes or Google Play App Stores for quick access to reference information on the move.
Put the classification up on your wallThe MoA poster with the chemical structures is available for download from the website in various language options. Select the language required from the drop-down menu below.
Download the classification in fullThe complete MoA Classification document is available to view or download. This 23-page document provides full details of the scheme with lots of notes and background information.
Latest Mode of Action Team News
Following a first registration in Australia, afidopyropen from BASF has been added to the IRAC MoA Classification Scheme as Group 9D. Previously it was included in the Appendix awaiting registration. The product is intended for the control of green peach aphid (Myzus persicae), cabbage aphid (Brevicoryne brassicae), currant lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) and cotton/melon aphid (Aphis gossypii); and for the suppression of silverleaf whitefly in brassica vegetables, celery, cucurbits, fruiting and leafy vegetables (including brassica leafy vegetables), parsley, potato, sweet potato, ginger and cotton. The product is also intended for the control of aphids in ornamentals.
The initial objectives of the team will be to investigate the resistance risk of nematicides and to develop a mode of action classification scheme similar to that available for insecticides and acaricides. Information will be posted on the website under Nematode Team.