Business / Agriculture / Pest Resistance Management (PRM) Plans: To protect the continued use of biopesticides, the Environmental Protection Agency is requiring companies developing transgenic crops (see genetic engineering) to submit and implement pest resistance management (PRM) plans as a requirement of product registration. If they are exposed to a toxin excessively, most insect populations can develop resistance, making pest control products less effective. With new biopesticide technologies comes the concern that pests will rapidly develop resistance to natural insecticides. A resistance management plan is intended to sustain the useful life of transgenic technology.
Management Noun Synonyms: managing, control, supervision, manipulation, handling, direction, directing, directorship, administration, government, conduct, governance, operation, running, superintendence, command, guidance, stewardship
Management Adjective Synonyms: administration, executive(s), bosses, directors, board (of directors), directorate, (top) brass
Pest Adjective Synonyms: nuisance, annoyance, nag, irritant, bother, gadfly, bane, trial, heckler, vexation, curse, thorn in one's flesh, pain (in the neck), (Yiddish) nudge or noodge or nudzh, nudnik, pain in the arse or ass
Resistance Noun Synonyms: opposition, defiance, refusal, denial, obstruction, intransigence, rebelliousness, recalcitrance, stubbornness
Resistance Verb Synonyms: defenses
Business / Finance / Passive Investment Management: Buying a well diversified portfolio to represent a broad-based market index without attempting to search out mispriced securities. MORE
Business / Human Resources (HR) / Performance Management: The process of maintaining or improving employee job performance through the use of performance assessment tools, coaching and counseling as well as providing continuous feedback. MORE