Control of tomato leaf miner and potato moths (Final result)

Phthorimaea operculella (Phop), Tuta absoluta (Tuab) and Tecia solanivora (Teso) are three lepidopteran species from the insect family Gelechiidae which larvae cause severe losses in important horticultural crops, particularly in potatoes and tomatoes. For these three species, conventional control methods with chemical insecticides are not longer efficient and baculovirus-based control agents are a recommended control measure.

The aim of the project was the development of an efficient biocontrol agent based on Phthorimaea operculella granulovirus (PhopGV) to control Phop, Tuab and Teso.

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Johannes Jehle
Johannes Jehle
Tomato leaf miner, potato moths