Field Insights

Taking Action Against Resistance

To help combat resistance issues with plants and insects, the United Soybean Board has launched a new website to promote sustainable integrated pest management strategies.

As insects and plants evolve, they sometimes develop resistance to active ingredients in commonly used pesticides. To combat resistance issues, the United Soybean Board launched Take Action (

“Our goal in providing recommendations and facilitating discussions through the Take Action platform is to create awareness of sustainable integrated pest management strategies that reduce over-reliance on pesticides and protect the effectiveness and value of available products,” says Emmanuel Byamukama, Ph.D., associate professor and South Dakota State University Extension plant pathologist.

Syngenta is among the industry stakeholders that support Take Action.