Student Symposium: Alternatives to Chemical Control of Insects: Resistant Plants as an Alternative to Chemical Control of Insects: Pitfalls to Progress

C. A. Cook, C. M. Smith


A possible alternative to chemical control of insect pests may be plant resistance to insects (PRI). Although PRI usually integrates well with other pest management strategies, its use has been limited. Progress in PRI is influenced by variation in plants, insects, and the environment. This review is intended to illustrate some of the factors that affect the expression of resistance.

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