BedoukianBio Announces US and EU Approval of Bedoukian Tuta Absoluta Technical Pheromone

BedoukianBio is pleased to announce that Bedoukian Tuta Absoluta Technical Pheromone has been registered by the US EPA under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and in the European Union under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. It is now available for manufacturing of end-use agricultural products.

Tuta Absoluta Technical Pheromone, BRI #P9050EU ((e,z,z)-3,8,11-Tetradecatrienyl acetate & (e,z)-3,8-Tetradecadienyl acetate) is structurally identical to the sex pheromone of the female tomato leafminer (Tuta absoluta).   Native to South America, Tuta absoluta has recently spread to other parts of the world including Central America, Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.  The larvae of Tuta absoluta are highly destructive to the leaves and fruits of tomato plants and are reported to also infest other plants in the Solanaceae family. This pest can cause up to 100% loss of the tomato plant if it is not effectively controlled.

“We are excited to be able to offer this important insect pheromone targeted to the Tuta absoluta that is negatively impacting tomato production globally,” commented David Bedoukian, Vice President of Sales for BedoukianBio.  “This pheromone offers tomato farmers a powerful weapon to help control the insect that is ruining yield and impacting the livelihood of tomato farmers around the world.”