The RAIF warns of an increase in the presence of 'Tuta absoluta' in Almeria

The Alert and Phytosanitary Information Network (RAIF) of Andalusia warned about a rebound of Tuta absoluta in the province in its weekly report (about week 42 in this case) on the tomato in Almeria published on October 29.

In week 42, there was damage recorded in 1 out of every 13 plants and in almost all the plots; higher than in the previous sampling, in which the damage was limited to 1 in 20 plants, and in week 40 when there was damage in 1 out of 29 plants.

In the previous report, fruit damage was minimal. In this latest report, the RAIF indicated that fruit damage had been detected in 1 out of 333 fruits, and in a reduced number of plots. However, this last data must be valued in the context of the phenological development of crops and in the insect's own biological cycle.

The RAIF recommends taking extreme preventive measures to control this pest because the climatic conditions are ideal for its development.

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