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Tuta Absoluta News
6th Feb 2010
Tuta expands into three more countries

Recent EPPO report has highlighted the presence of Tuta absoluta in Bulgaria, Cyprus and Germany. Italy also reported more provences to be infested with Tuta absoluta

  

In a recently circulated report EPPO reported the presence of Tuta absoluta in Bulgaria, Cyprus and Germany while Italy reported more provences to be infested.

 Bulgaria recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first record of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae on its territory.

 Cyprus also recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first record of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae on its territory. During an intensive monitoring programme using pheromone traps, T. absoluta was detected in most glasshouse tomato producing areas in November 2009.

 Germany also informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first record of Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae on its territory. The pest was found in Baden-W├╝rttemberg during a monitoring programme which was carried out from September to October 2009. Pheromone traps were placed in tomato crops, central markets, and packing stations. In total, 27 adults were caught in pheromone traps. T. absoluta was caught in 1 central market, 1 packing station, and 4 production sites.

 Italy recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first detection of T. absoluta in Piemonte region. During a monitoring programme, T. absoluta was caught (on pheromone traps) in glasshouse tomato crops in the municipalities of Pecetto Torinese (Torino province), Beinasco (Torino province), Fossano (Cuneo province), Ceresole d'Alba (Cuneo province), Asti (Asti province) and Alessandria (Alessandria province). In addition, several specimens were caught in a large fruit and vegetable market in Torino, and in the premises of a company transforming tomato fruits in Pozzolo Formigaro (Alessandria province).

 

 

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