Tutavir contains a Phthorimaea operculella granulovirus (PhopGV) for highly effective and selective control of the tomato leafminer. It is well suited for population and damage control. 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.

Benefits

  • Due to its high selectivity, Tutavir is an especially valuable tool for integration in pest control programs using beneficial insects.
  • Tutavir is an effective tool for the sustainable control of one of the most destructive tomato pests which has developed widespread resistance to many active substances.

Pest Information

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. Because of continuous use of pesticides with the same mode of action and missing resistance management, many Tomato leafminer populations are resistant to a wide array of pesticides, both chemical and biological. The Tomato leafminer is most destructive on tomato, but its host range also includes solanaceous species such as eggplant, pepper, tobacco, potato and many more.

Product Facts

Target pest

Tomato leafminer (Tuta absoluta)

Active ingredient

Phthorimaea operculella granulovirus (PhopGV)

Formulation

Suspension concentrate

Concentration

2 × 1013 OB/liter

Standard rate

100 ml/ha

Crops

Tomato and other solanaceous crops

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