Population Growth of Tomato Leaf Miner Moth (Tuta Absoluta) within Loitokitok Kajiado County-Kenya

Ndalo Victor, Gathu R. K, Maina M.


The main purpose of the study was to assess the population growth of the invasive pest Tuta absoluta within Loitokitok district, Kajiado County in Kenya. The study used primary data that was collected from the experiment. The experiment was conducted to assess the population growth of Tuta absoluta. The study showed a variation on the number of Tuta absoluta collected from the protected and unprotected plants when Chlorantraniliprole was used to protect the plants from infestation. The results showed that the total mean number of larvae collected weekly during the period ranged from 1.3±0.6 to 20.8±3.4 in the protected plants and from 4.3±0.6 to 51.7±2.1 in the unprotected plants.

Keywords: Tuta absoluta, Tomato, Population growth, Loitokitok Kajiado County-Kenya.

DOI: 10.7176/JBAH/9-22-04

Publication date: November 30th 2019

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