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RAMAS® IRM (Insect Resistance Management) is a software platform for modeling the risk of pest adaptation to Bt crops under a broad range of resistance management strategies. The tool has enough flexibility to address all major insect crop pests through user-defined life histories.
IRM modeling investigates the complex interaction of insect pest population dynamics and population genetics with agricultural technology and farming practices. The total integration of landscape, demography, and evolution places IRM at the cutting edge of landscape genetics and applied evolution.
Our goal is to provide a common platform for IRM modeling that fosters both transparency and innovation in the devlopment and management of transgenic pesticidal crops. A guiding principle in the development of this flexible tool is that it should remove barriers to powerful modeling. That means pushing the limits of what is currently practical in terms of complexity while keeping the software easy to use even for beginning modelers.