of action (MoA)
are often classified according to their chemical groups and this
is useful for understanding the properties
of a given compound. However, it is the mode of action (MoA) group:
which possibly represents the most useful pesticide classification
for biologists. For example, MoA entries in the Pesticide
Manual may be something like: 'FRAC G1', 'IRAC 2A' or HRAC
G' - what do these mean?
a pesticide industry point of view, one of the most important threats
to product sustainability and innovation is the onset of resistance.
Research-based companies collaborate (under the auspices of CropLife
International) in order to develop better understanding
of MoA mechanisms and thus create a "common good" by mitigating
the onset of resistance.
there are four specialist committees:
pesticide MoA is important for:
the symptoms and physiology of the method by which a substance
is effective, thus …
... its biological activity:
including the spectrum
and speed of action on target (and non-target) organisms.
Providing a convenient classification of pesticides for biologists.