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Tomato leafminer portal

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Welcome to the tomato leafminer portal. The tomato leafminer (Tuta absoluta) is native to South America and feeds almost exclusively on tomato. Following its introduction into Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, it has already caused extensive economic damage. 

The impact of Tuta absoluta includes severe yield loss reaching 100%, increasing tomato prices, bans on the trade of tomato, an increase in synthetic insecticide applications, disruption of integrated management programmes of other tomato pests, and an increase in the cost of crop protection.

This portal contains a wide range of news, research, practical extension materials, videos and other resources on Tuta absoluta. Below is a sample of the resources available. To see the full list click the ‘see more’ links below, or enter ‘tomato leafminer’ or ‘Tuta absoluta’ in the site search above. 

The information comes from many organisations and sources. If you have resources that you would like included, please contact isc@cabi.org.

Identification and management

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Following its introduction into Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, T. absoluta has already caused extensive economic damage. The impact of the...

Management Factsheets
UK, CABI, (2018). Pest Management Decision Guides. CABI. 1 pp. English Language
ARC, (2017). External factsheets. Agricultural Research Council South Africa. 2 pp. English Language

Identification guides
CABI, (2018). Plantwise Photosheets. CABI. 1 pp. English Language
CABI, (2018). Plantwise Photosheets. CABI. 1 pp. English Language

Posters and Leaflets
DAFF South Africa. Posters and Leaflets. Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. 1 pp. English Language
DAFF South Africa. Posters and Leaflets. Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. 2 pp. English Language

Manuals
NAPPO. Manuals. North American Plant Protection Organisation. 17 pp. English Language

Latest research articles from CAB Abstracts

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Jamshidnia, A.; Abdoli, S.; Farrokhi, S.; Sadeghi, R. (2018). BioControl 63(5), pp 619-627. Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Salas Gervassio, N. G.; Luna, M. G.; D'Auro, F.; Sánchez, N. E. (2018). Journal of Economic Entomology 111(2), pp 528-532. Oxford University Press, Cary, USA.
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Negi, S.; Sharma, P. L.; Sharma, K. C.; Verma, S. C. (2018). Phytoparasitica 46(2), pp 213-221. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
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Dong YongCheng; Han Peng; Niu ChangYing; Zappalà, L.; Amiens-Desneux, E.; Bearez, P.; Lavoir, A. V.; Biondi, A.; Desneux, N. (2018). Pest Management Science 74(3), pp 516-522. Wiley, Chichester, UK.

Latest news

Publisher - ΠΑΤΡΙΣ (Σάτιρα) 03:00 PM - 15 November, 2018 (Search term - tuta absoluta)
Publisher - CO2 Science Magazine 02:18 PM - 14 November, 2018 (Search term - tuta absoluta)

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Invasive Africa: Tuta absoluta