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Subject: Guatemala tubermoth (Tecia solanivora) outbreak in Colombia
Date posted: September 10, 2001
Source: SANINET
This year's intense summer weather in Colombia has lead to an outbreak of the Guatemala tuber moth, Tecia solanivora , in the department of NariƱo, affecting ca. 40,000 ha of potatoes. A spokesperson of the organization Fedepapa pointed out the possibility that other vegetable crops may become infested as well. For more information on the Guatemala tubermoth, see also the Pestalert section of this webpage.