Tutavir contains a Phthorimaea operculella granulovirus (PhopGV) for highly effective and selective control of the tomato leafminer. Due to its high compatibility with pollinators, beneficials and other inputs, Tutavir is the best candidate for integrated pest management programs. Because of its new and unique mode of action, Tutavir is an important tool for resistance management in conventional and biological production systems.
- Due to its high compatibility, Tutavir is an especially valuable tool for integration in pest control programs using beneficial insects.
- Tutavir is an an excellent resistance management tool with its new and unique mode of action
The Tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta is a very destructive and hard to control pest. Originating in South America, it was found in Spain in 2006 and has been spreading throughout the Mediterranean region but also continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The larvae of the pest mine into leaves and fruits which can fast lead to complete crop loss. Many Tomato leafminer populations are resistant to a wide array of pesticides, both chemical and biological.