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Tuta absoluta larva

Closeup view of yellowish, semi-translucent moth larva with medium-brown head feeding in the flesh of a tomato.

Since 2012, the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International’s Plantwise program has guided growers in 10 Latin American countries on managing Tuta absoluta (larva shown here), a devastating lepidopteran pest of tomatoes, and substituting or complementing chemical control with more sustainable strategies. (Photo by Marja van der Straten, NVWA Plant Protection Service,

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