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pheromone trap

closeup view of a white plastic jug with its sides cut and opened upward as flaps; the jug is a pheromone trap

Since 2012, the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International’s Plantwise program has guided growers in 10 Latin American countries on managing Tuta absoluta, a devastating lepidopteran pest of tomatoes, and substituting or complementing chemical control with more sustainable strategies. Among such treatments is the use of pheromone traps, shown here, as ethological control. (Photo courtesy of Yelitza C. Colmenárez, Ph.D.)

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