The Arthropod Pesticide Resistance Database is a critical tool in IPM and pesticide resistance management. This database is maintained by the Whalon Lab and offers an interactive, tabular information systems aimed at unfettered searching for critical resistance and resistance management information. The database is available online as a public service for use by resistance management practitioners around the world. User-contributed cases of resistance are also included in the database, provided these submissions pass through a peer-review submission matrix articulated on the site. Successful case submissions are acknowledged with an accession number. The database’s success is confirmed by the more than 540,000 database queries annually lasting longer than 10 minutes. For record keeping purposes, we do not score any visits to the site that have not lasted at least 10 minutes. The database continues to evolve with advances in technology and data visualization by integrating the location information and geographic coordinates (latitude/longitude) already associated with each case of resistance into a geographic information system (GIS). This evolving GIS feature will eventually allow a user to interactively visualize the spread, severity, and geographic area of pesticide resistance in a dynamic and near-real time manner.
How to Sign-Up
Once you are on the Arthropod Pesticide Resistance Database website, click on the “Sign Up” link near the top of the page. This will take you to an electronic form, which must be filled out. (Anything with a red asterisk is required.) Once the form is submitted, a verification email will be sent to the email address that you provided. Click on the link in the email to verify the registration request. In approximately 24 hours, a confirmation email will be sent to your account stating that you are now registered with the database. If you ever lose your password, you can email David Mota-Sanchez to receive a new one. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and can be found on the “Login” page of the Database.