Status of Tuta absoluta in Sudan will be reported to the conference of Tuta absoluta in MENA region - Amman - Jordan 19021 July 2011Submitted by Agripest on 27th Jun 2011
Dr Ensaf Mohamed from the ARC Sudan will be presenting the work on identifying the first out break of Tuta aboluta in Sudan. The current status and the strategies to combat the pest in Sudan will also be discussed. The Scientific conference on Tomato Borer Tuta absoluta will be held in Amman /Jordan under the auspices of the National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension and participation of the Agricultural Engineer Association and the Arab Society for Plant Protection Tuta absoluta is a devastating pest of Tomato. It is considered to be a serious threat to tomato production in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This newly introduced pest from south America finds MENA region a perfect new home. It is crossing boarders and devastating tomato production in both protected and open fields. The infestation of Tuta absoluta also reported on potato, aubergine. Symposium sessions will address Tuta absoluta across regional disciplines in different agricultural, horticulture, market place and local environment issues.