To develop and evaluate green chemistry / bio-pesticide leads and products against the most resistant “super pests”.

The objectives are:

  1. To test the efficacy and selectivity of “non-conventional” insecticidal chemicals (available in the market and/or under development - BiPA), alone and in combinations (mixtures) against highly resistant “super pest” strains;
  2. To explore the insecticidal and miticidal potential and the selectivity of tomato plant defense metabolites;
  3. To develop and evaluate chemical synergists - insecticide resistance breaking compounds;
  4. To develop, evaluate and optimise dsRNA biopesticide formulations.