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The Tomato leaf miner moth was found in Abuja, Kano, Funtua, Lagos and Port Harcourt — major tomato production regions of the country.

The crop pest,  Tuta absoluta,  which can cause extreme damage in tomatoes, eggplants, aubergine, sweet peppers and potatoes, whilst also feeding on weeds from the Solanaceae family was found in the Kadawa Irrigation valley, which is the major producing area for the Dangote’s Dansa Tomato Company in Kano State, have been damaged by disease.

 

The Severe Damage

 

The pest can have severe economic losses by causing 80-100% of crop losses overnight. Furthermore, the presence of the larvae, pupae or adult moths on fresh produce can prevent the export of the fruit or vegetable, causing further financial losses.

Tuta absoluta is able to cause damage to both the leaf and fruit of the tomato plant and leaf and tuber of potatoes. This can drive the prices of the produce for locals as well as causing irreversible damage to the finance of many local farmers.

 

The Nigerian agriculture 

Tuta absoluta in Nigeria, Russell IPM is pleased to provide extensive training to farmers and others for <em>Tuta absoluta</em> identification, detection, surveillance, monitoring and sustainable use of control products for both large and small scale vegetable growers. Russell IPM’s training method supports sustainable agriculture in terms of financial and environmental means, furthered by continuing research, development and training to manufacture the most innovative and ground breaking products.

Tuta absoluta can be transported to new areas by the import and export of infested fruits and vegetables and in used tomato crates/packing boxes.

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in Nigeria, Russell IPM is pleased to provide extensive training to farmers and others for <em>Tuta absolute identification, detection, surveillance, monitoring and sustainable use of control products for both large and small scale vegetable growers. Russell IPM’s training method supports sustainable agriculture in terms of financial and environmental means, furthered by continuing research, development and training to manufacture the most innovative and ground breaking products