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The multiple insecticide-resistant green peach aphid makes a good case for IPM

Spraying an insecticide may seem like the easiest and most effortless type of insect control, but insecticide resistance has proven that spraying without doing your homework first is not the most practical way to protect your crops. This week, a blog post from “the Aphid Room” reminded me of why the first step of pest management is identifying and knowing the pest: some insects, like the green peach aphid, are resistant to several insecticides, making control quite a challenge. Continue reading