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Pest status of Tuta absoluta in South Africa

Publication Date
Fri, 29 Sep 2017, 13:21
Last Updated
Sept. 29, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
Report Number
South Africa
Pest Id
Tuta absoluta - (GNORAB)
Report Status
Detections in the above provinces were mainly from Tomatoes while minor detections were from Potatoes.
Pest Status (old values from ISPM 8 -1998 )
  • Present: subject to official control
Pest Status (ISPM 8 - 2021)
  • Present: not widely distributed and under official control
Geographical Distribution
Tuta absoluta is considered to be present, actionable and under official control in the above mentioned provinces of South Africa.

Tuta absoluta is present in the nine provinces of South Africa.

Tuta absoluta cannot be completely eradicated; however, it can be contained and suppressed to lower population levels.
Contact for info
Ms Maria Mafadza, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Private Bag x14 Gezina 0031 Email: [email protected]
Report files
Tuta absoluta pest report
Issue keywords
Delimiting survey National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) Risk Management
Commodity keywords
Potatoes, fresh or chilled Tomatoes, fresh or chilled

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