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Metarhizium anisopliae to Manage Tuta absoluta

Part of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

using Metarhizium anisopliae biopesticde to manage the South American Tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta

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Amer Fayad

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Stage 5: Scaling

Focus Areas:

Agriculture

AgricultureSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Bangladesh and Cambodia

Bangladesh and CambodiaSEE LESS

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Countries Implemented In
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Problem

Tuta absoluta, an invasive pest species, causes severe damage to tomato plants reduction in tomato yield (40-100%)

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Solution

The beneficial fungus controls the pest

Target Beneficiaries

Medium and small holder farmers consumers (tomato with less pesticide, pesticide residues)

Innovation Description

Metarhizium anisopliae is a biopesticide used to manage the South American tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta

Competitive Advantage

Safer pesticide compared to synthetic/chemical pesticides

Milestones

Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Cambodia
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Bangladesh

Supporting Materials

Tuta-nepal-bangladesh-success-story-ipm-il-2016-2-orientation-null.pdf