Pest Test Issue 56: April & May 2018

Read through our articles on 'Stewardship going well, but more to deliver' (pages 10-11), and 'Pesticide resistance: Should we be concerned?' (pages 16 & 17) in issue 55 of Pest and answer these questions:

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1: What percentage of gamekeepers now hold a rodenticide stewardship certificate?
10% 37%
27% 60%
2: What percentage of pest controllers are continuing to use permanent baiting?
98% 41%
53% 37%
3: What is the latest date that the Government will fully evaluate the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime?
2020 2030
2025 2035
4: What proportion of houseflies on UK farms were already resistant to natural pyrethrins in 1993?
A half A quarter
Two thirds A third
5: Which of the following resistance mechanisms confers a very high level of resistance?
Detoxification Penetration
Mutated target site Behavioural resistance
6: What does CRISPR stand for?
Clever Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats
Clever Regularly Interspaced Slight Palindromic Repeats Clustered Regularly Interim Short Palindromic Repeats

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