Submitted to: International Plant Virus Epidemiology Symposium
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/19/2007
Publication Date: 10/19/2007
Citation: Prabhaker, N., Castle, S.J., Toscano, N.C. 2007. Control of vectors and insecticide resistance: Implications for disease control. International Plant Virus Epidemiology Symposium, October 15-19, 2007, Page 65, Patancheru, India. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Effective management of insect and mite vectors of plant pathogens is of crucial importance to minimizing vector-borne diseases in crops. Insecticides play an important role in managing vector populations by reducing the number of individuals that can acquire and transmit a virus, thereby potentially lowering disease incidence. Certain insecticides also play a role in protecting crop plants by virtue of anti-feedant properties that interfere with virus transmission. Maintaining effectiveness of insecticides is principle goal of pest management and more specifically resistance management. Some of the most notorious vector species are also highly prone to development of resistance to insecticides, foremost among these being Bemisia tabaci and Myzus persiscae.