Research Papers/Topics in Sustainable Agriculture And Biodiversity Conservation

Understanding Factors Influencing Distribution And Density Of A Micro-Lepidoptera Moth, Tuta Absoluta (Gelechiidae) And Its Impact In Tomato Agroecological Zones Of Tanzania

Field survey was conducted from August to November 2016 and repeated from January to April 2017 to study population, distribution and damage by tomato leaf miner (TLM) (Tuta absoluta Meyrick 1977) in 156 farms in agroecological zones of Tanzania. A pheromone trap/farm was deployed in tomato or other Solanaceae’s crops for examining moth of T. absoluta stuck in each trap and to determine damage by TLM. Results indicated that TLM is present in 13 regions with the highest population in Sou...