Cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) is one of the most important and devastating diseases that causes loss of cassava root (tuber). CBSD causes substantial root yield loss of up to 100%. In addition, the disease affects the quality of both stem and leaves as both plant parts cannot be sold.
ZARI-PQPS Unit carries out inspections on plant and plant products before export and issuance of Plant Import/Export Permits to would be importers/exporters of these materials.
Tuta absoluta -Tomato leaf miner
What is it? It is a serious worldwide pest of Solanaceae crops such as tomato, potato and egg plant. It is a small silverfish -grey green moth of about 1cm in size.