IAPPS Tuta Working Group Workshop

         The South American tomato moth or tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta, is now one of the most destructive lepidopterous pests of tomato. Globally, this invasive insect has spread at an alarming rate in recent years, and is now a pest of great concern in India. In the Bengaluru workshop, leading experts from various countries will come together to discuss various strategies for its management. This meeting also provides a platform for exchange of ideas and knowledge among the participating countries. The participants will also be taken on a tour to show how Indian farmers are managing this serious pest through ecofriendly methods.

      Lead talk on Tuta absoluta management activities around the world by the IPM Innovation Lab – R Muniappan, Director, IPM Innovation Lab, Virginia Tech., USA"