A perspective on management of Helicoverpa armigera: transgenic Bt cotton, IPM, and landscapes

Downes, Sharon, Kriticos, Darren, Parry, Hazel, Paull, Cate, Schellhorn, Nancy and Zalucki, Mryon P. (2017) A perspective on management of Helicoverpa armigera: transgenic Bt cotton, IPM, and landscapes. Pest Management Science, 73 3: 485-492. doi:10.1002/ps.4461


Author Downes, Sharon
Kriticos, Darren
Parry, Hazel
Paull, Cate
Schellhorn, Nancy
Zalucki, Mryon P.
Title A perspective on management of Helicoverpa armigera: transgenic Bt cotton, IPM, and landscapes
Formatted title
A perspective on management of Helicoverpa armigera: transgenic Bt cotton, IPM, and landscapes
Journal name Pest Management Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1526-4998
1526-498X
Publication date 2017-03-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ps.4461
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 73
Issue 3
Start page 485
End page 492
Total pages 8
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Helicoverpa armigera is a major pest of agriculture, horticulture and floriculture throughout the Old World and recently invaded parts of the New World. We overview of the evolution in thinking about the application of area-wide approaches to assist with its control by the Australian Cotton Industry to highlight important lessons and future challenges to achieving the same in the New World. An over-reliance of broad-spectrum insecticides led to Helicoverpa spp. in Australian cotton rapidly became resistant to DDT, synthetic pyrethroids, organophosphates, carbamates and endosulfan. Voluntary strategies were developed to slow the development of insecticide resistance, which included rotating chemistries and basing spray decisions on thresholds. Despite adoption of these practices, insecticide resistance continued to develop until the introduction of genetically modified cotton provided a platform for augmenting Integrated Pest Management in the Australian cotton industry. Compliance with mandatory resistance management plans for Bt cotton necessitated a shift from pest control at the level of individual fields or farms towards a coordinated area-wide landscape approach. Our take-home message for control of H. armigera is that resistance management is essential in genetically modified crops and must be season long and area-wide to be effective.
Keyword Area wide management, Australia
Helicoverpa armigera
Helicoverpa punctigera
Insecticide resistance
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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