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Resistance action groups

The AHDB-supported Resistance Action Groups (RAGs) are informal, UK-based groups consisting of experts from the Crop Protection Association (CPA) member companies, other representatives from the agrochemical industry, a range of independent organisations, including public-sector research institutes, and the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) (previously PSD).

The groups are completely independent of AHDB and work to produce guidance on pesticide resistance issues.

There are four autonomous groups dealing with issues relating to weeds, fungicides, insecticides and rodenticides

Resistance management information


Fungicide resistance action group (FRAG-UK)


Weed resistance action group (WRAG-UK)


Insecticide resistance action group (IRAG-UK)


Rodenticide Resistance Action Group (RRAG-UK)


Joint statement from UK RAGs on resistance and labelling (21 December 2017)

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Find out about the Resistance Action Groups in our 2015 CPM 'theory to field' article 'Don't lose your RAG'.

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