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Using pheromone traps to monitor and manage the South American tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta

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Using pheromone traps to monitor and manage the tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta

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Amer Fayad

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Stage 5: Scaling

Focus Areas:

Agriculture

AgricultureSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Tanzania, Kenya, Bangladesh and 2 MoreSEE ALL

Tanzania, Kenya, Bangladesh, Cambodia and EthiopiaSEE LESS

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Countries Implemented In
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Problem

Tuta absoluta is an invasive pest species that causes damage to tomato crops. The pest needs to be monitored in order to quickly manage it.

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Solution

Pheromone traps provide a way to monitor the presence and distribution of Tuta absoluta. The traps can help suppress the pest for area-wide management.

Target Beneficiaries

Medium and smallholder farmers, agrovets, consumers

Innovation Description

Tuta absoluta pheromone traps are used for monitoring the invasion of this pest in countries where it is yet to be invaded. In countries where it is already present, traps are used for monitoring population and taking up timely interventions. In some cases, traps are used for area wide suppression of the population.

Competitive Advantage

This innovation is environmentally safe and effective in monitoring pests as they arrive.

Milestones

Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Ethiopia
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Bangladesh
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Kenya
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Tanzania

Supporting Materials

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