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Cassava Brown Streak Disease

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.

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Plant Quarantine and Phytosanitary

Export Inspections

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.

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Tuta absoluta - Tomato leaf miner

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.

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What to look out for!

  • Tuta AbsolutaTomato Leaf Miner

    Its a serious world wide pest of Solanacea crops such as tomato, potato and egg plant. Its a small silerish-grey moth of about 1cm in size.
  • FAW Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda)

    This is a moth (catapilla) of more than 80 plant species though it prefers cereals like maize. This is an new pest in Zambia and was first reported in November, 2016
  • CBSD
    Cassava Brown Streak Disease

    This 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%.
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Organization Info

The Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI) is one of the departments in the Ministry of Agriculture.

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