In the Odessa region arrested a shipment of Turkish tomatoes with tomato mole

В Одесской обл. задержали груз турецких помидоров с томатной молью

In the Odessa region detained a Turkish cargo of tomatoes weighing 19.5 tonnes, which found harmful organism – the South American tomato moth. About it reported in a press-service of Gospodarevskaya.

As noted, when conducting phytosanitary control in the shipment of fresh tomatoes weighing 19.5 tons from Turkey, revealed the quarantine, missing on the territory of Ukraine of harmful organism – the South American tomato moth (Tuta absoluta Meyr.).

“This is the fourth case of detection in Turkish tomatoes this moth since the beginning of the year. Infected goods detained, to him will be subject to appropriate phytosanitary measures (return or destruction)”, – stated in the message.

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To prevent such cases in Turkey sent the notification message about the mismatch of the goods the phytosanitary requirements of Ukraine.

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