Journal of Pest Science (2019) 92, 1317-1327

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Peng Han, Yunus Bayram, Liora Shaltiel-Harpaz, Fariba Sohrabi, Anitha Saji, Uulu Tair Esenali, Anvar Jalilov, Abid Ali, Pathour R. Shashank, Khasan Ismoilov, Zhao-zhi Lu, Su Wang, Gui-fen Zhang, Fang-hao Wan, Antonio Biondi and Nicolas Desneux (2019)
Tuta absoluta continues to disperse in Asia: damage, ongoing management and future challenges
Journal of Pest Science 92 (4), 1317-1327
Abstract: Since its initial detection in Turkey in 2009, the invasive destructive pest South American tomato pinworm Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) has started its new invasion journey to east and invaded most Asian countries. This pest currently causes extensive damage to tomato production and potentially threatens key production areas such as China. To provide an overview of current status of T. absoluta in Asia, we have briefly reviewed the damage and economic impacts by this pest locally and discussed why this species has spread so rapidly among the countries. Moreover, ongoing integrated pest management options are summarized in newly invaded areas with an emphasis of discussing the potential control failures by chemical insecticides. Future research efforts on developing promising management technologies are recommended. Finally, we suggest building a cross-regional network to enhance the sustainable control of this pest.
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Database assignments for author(s): Liora Shaltiel-Harpaz, Gui-Fen Zhang, Antonio Biondi, Nicolas Desneux

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
population dynamics/ epidemiology
surveys/sampling/distribution


Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.
Tuta absoluta Kazakhstan
Tuta absoluta Bangladesh
Tuta absoluta Myanmar
Tuta absoluta Afghanistan
Tuta absoluta Kyrgyzstan
Tuta absoluta India
Tuta absoluta Tajikistan
Tuta absoluta Uzbekistan