Editors note: The below Pesticide Evaluation Report and Safer Use Action Plan was prepared by the Feed the Future IPM Innovation Lab, and submitted to USAID, as required to utilize insecticides in the project designed to develop strategies to manage Tuta absoluta in Nepal. I have included it in the Global Plant Protection News because 1) it can serve as a model for a similar PERSUAP for another country and 2) it contains a wealth of information regarding the current status, biology and management of Tuta absoluta.
E. A. Heinrichs
IAPPS Secretary General
Asia Program Manger, IPM Innovation Lab