Updated Jun 14, 2019

Metarhizium anisopliae to manage Tuta absoluta

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Amer Fayad

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

Metarhizium anisopliae is a biopesticide used to manage the South American tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta.
Metarhizium anisopliae is a biopesticide used to manage the South American tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta.
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Stage 5: Scaling

Focus Areas:

Agriculture

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Implemented In:

Cambodia and Bangladesh

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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).

Competitive Advantage

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

Milestone

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

Supporting Materials

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