Free Webinar on Sept 30th!

The American Mosquito Control Association Young Professionals group presents:


A biorational pesticide is a pesticide of natural origin that has limited or no adverse effects on the environment or beneficial organisms. Biorational pesticides are derived from a variety of biological sources, including bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa, as well as chemical analogues of naturally occurring biochemicals such as pheromones and insect growth regulators (Ware,  G.W. 1989. The pesticide book, 3rd edition. Thomas Publications, Fresno, Calif.).

Pesticide resistance management is crucial to the success of sustainable integrated mosquito management. Biorational pesticides are an attractive option for mosquito control because of their minimal adverse effects, however varying degrees of resistance have been documented.

Dr. Su will discuss resistance management for a number of commonly used biorational pesticides, including Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (B.t.i.), Bacillus sphaericus, spinosad, methoprene, pyriproxyfen and diflubenzuron.

This talk is relevant to both those that work directly in mosquito control, as well as those wishing to expand their background on integrated mosquito management and pesticide resistance.

This presentation will last ~45 minutes followed by a Q&A session with audience members.

More about the speaker:

Tianyun (Steven) Su M.Sc., Ph.D., M.D. is the Vector Ecologist and Scientific Program Director of the West Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District in Ontario, California. He researches and develops biopesticides for mosquito control, has an in-depth understanding and practice of formulation and performance of microbial and IGR mosquito larvicides, and has worked on vector-borne disease management in tropical and subtropical countries. Dr. Su has teaching and extension experience, is a member of editorial board or reviewer of 9 international journals, reviewer of book chapters, thesis and dissertations, and has 97 publications in national and international peer-reviewed professional journals, 20 non peer reviewed papers, and 6 books and book chapters, with recent focused interest in microbial and IRG mosquito larvicides. He has given 119 presentations in national and international conferences, workshops, seminars and symposia, and is supremely qualified to talk to us about biorational pesticide resistance.

Intended audience:

Anyone in the mosquito control industry or related field including (but not limited to) students, mosquito control employees, industry employees, and post docs. You do NOT have to be an AMCA or AMCA YP member to attend the webinar! Please send the webinar registration link to anyone who may be interested.

If you have any questions please email or post in the YP Facebook group.

Register Here

You will receive an email with instructions on how to join the webinar shortly after registering. Registrants will also receive email reminders before the webinar.



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About the Author:

I am an assistant professor of Entomology at North Carolina State University, with an abiding interest in arthropod vectors of disease and their ecology.