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Use of Beauveria bassiana to manage Tuta absoluta

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Using Beauveria bassiana biopesticde to manage the South American Tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta

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Amer Fayad

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Stage 5: Scaling

Focus Areas:

Agriculture

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Implemented In:

Bangladesh

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Country Implemented In
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Problem

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

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Solution

The beneficial fungus controls the pest.

Target Beneficiaries

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

Innovation Description

Beauveria bassiana 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

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New Country Implemented In
Bangladesh

Supporting Materials

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