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Tuta Absoluta News
28th Sep 2009
Tuta absoluta in Albania

Reports received today have confirmed the presence on Tuta absoluta in Albania for the first time.

Reports received today have confirmed the presence on Tuta absoluta in Albania for the first time.

The infestation seems to have started in the Fieri region in open field Tomato end of July this year although it has moved since to greenhouse in the area as well. Tuta absoluta was also reported in costal regions of Vlora and Durres as well.  Sever damage appeared in a limited number of farms although the full extend of the outbreak is still unclear.

Dr Josef Tedeschini from the Plant Protection Laboratory, Agriculture University of Tirana have confirmed the findings in the named regions indicating that  further investigation are planed for other regions.

Photos of leaf and fruit damage (slides 83-87) are available  in the photo Gallery of www.Tutaabsoluta.com.  For further details on the use of pheromone monitoring system for the early detection of Tuta absoluta are available on www.russellipm-agriculture.com .

Chester, 29 September 2009

 

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