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Tuta Absoluta News
27th Aug 2014
Tomato Miner Tuta absoluta reported in Tanzania for the first time

The Tomato miner Tuta absoluta has been reported in Tanzania for the first time. It was first identified on 5th August 2014 in the Village-Ngabobo, Ward-Ngarenanyuki, Division-King'ori, District-Arumeru. A key Tomato production area in Tanzania.

A report by Maneno Y. Chidege a research Scientist at the Tropical Pesticides Research Institute (TPRI) in Arusha was produced documenting the extensive damage caused to Tomato fields in the area.

Tuta absoluta was also reported in Kenya earlier this year and Ethiopia in 2014.

Further details from Maneno Y. Chidege [email protected]


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