Pesticide resistance is one of the principal problems that face crop production, human health, and animal protection. At Michigan State University (MSU) we have developed a comprehensive resistance database that documents cases of arthropod resistance to pesticides all over the world. The database contains more than 542 species of arthropods resistant to pesticides and 4,682 cases of resistance (species x compound x country). Here we describe and analyze the number of cases of arthropod resistance in the world by country, region, and continent. We also discuss the factors that influence the detection of cases of arthropod resistance. Entomologists are encouraged to access the database and to contribute documented cases of resistance that are not already recorded.
Keywords: resistance, arthropods
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