Tuta absoluta report

Publication Date
Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 07:37
Last Updated
April 3, 2018, 6 p.m.
Report Number
ZMB-03/2
Country
Zambia
Pest Id
Tuta absoluta - (GNORAB)
Report Status
Final
Hosts
Tomato
Pest Status
  • Present: in all parts of the area
Geographical Distribution
All over Zambia
Summary

This is a report on presence of Tuta absoluta the tomato leaf miner in Zambia. The pest was detected in January 2016 in Zambia and is now present.

Danger
T.absoluta infestation can result in 80 - 100 % losses which will have negative impact on food security and economically for farmers in involved in tomato growing in Zambia. This will also affect the numerous middle men such as transporters and retailers who depend on regular availability of tomato from tomato producers.
Contact for info
Kenneth K Msiska Plant Quarantine and Phytosanitary Service Zambia Agriculture Research Institute P/BAG 7 Chilanga Zambia [email protected] +260977771503
Report files
Tuta absoluta preliminary report
Website
http://www.pqpszambia.gov.zm/
Issue keywords
Insects/Insecta/Arthropods Pest reporting
Commodity keywords
Fresh or chilled vegetables (excl. potatoes, tomatoes, vegetables of the Allium spp., cabbages of the genus Brassica, lettuces of the species Lactuca sativa and Cichorium, carrots, turnips, salad beetroot, salsify, celeriac, radishes and similar edible ro

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