Updated Jun 14, 2019

Metarhizium anisopliae to manage Tuta absoluta

Part of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Using Metarhizium anisopliae biopesticide to manage the South American tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta

ipmil.cired.vt.edu

Amer Fayad

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Stage 5: Scaling

Focus Areas:

Agriculture

AgricultureSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Bangladesh and Cambodia

Bangladesh and CambodiaSEE LESS

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Countries Implemented In
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Problem

Tuta absoluta, an invasive pest species, causes severe damage to tomato plants and reduced tomato yields (40-100%).

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Solution

The beneficial fungus controls the pest.

Target Beneficiaries

Medium and smallholder farmers as well as consumers (tomatoes with less pesticides, pesticide residues).

Innovation Description

Metarhizium anisopliae is a biopesticide used to manage the South American tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta.

Competitive Advantage

This innovation is a safer pesticide compared to synthetic/chemical pesticides.

Milestones

Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Cambodia
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Bangladesh

Supporting Materials

Tuta-nepal-bangladesh-success-story-ipm-il-2016-2-orientation-null.pdf