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Tuta absoluta - Free Pheromone detection kits
Russell IPM Ltd is offering free pheromone detection kits to Universities and Agricultural research centres to assist in the early recording of Tuta absoluta in Eleven countries
By: Russell IPM Ltd
Due to the seriousness of this pest and its impact on the future of Tomato production in the Mediterranean, Russell IPM Ltd is offering free pheromone detection kits to Universities and Agricultural research centres to assist in the early recording of this pest in any of the countries listed below and to encourage drawing up an early plans for the management of this new invasive pest.
Eligible research groups from Albania, Greece, former Yugoslavia states, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon , Israel, Egypt, Libya, Cyprus, and Malta may request the free kits directly from Dr Shakir Al-Zaidi, Russell IPM Ltd, email@example.com
Tuta absoluta is a serious and invasive pest for Tomato. After devastating tomato production in South America, it was introduced accidently to Spain in 2006. Since then it has spread rapidly to main tomato production in Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.
The problems associated with this pest beside its population rapid growth and spread, its ability to develop resistance to insecticieds within few generations.
The Mediterranean region produces over 15 Million tons of processing tomato (39% of world production) in addition to large but not identified volume of table tomato. The pest also can attack other major crops like potato, aubergine and beans.
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Russell IPM Ltd is a leading manufacturer of insect monitoring products bases on pheromones and other semiochemicals based in the UK and exports its products to over 26 countries worldwde.
The comany's mission is to promot Biological crop protection as well as promoting IPM approach in agriculture. Its full program is available on http://www.russellipm.com
Due to the importance of the issue of Tuta absoluta , the company is sponsering and promoting an information network http://www.tutaabsoluta.com to increase the awareness of this serious pest and to share the experience in managing it.