Cardamom White flies: Dialeurodes cardamom
Symptoms of damage:
- Nymphs and adults remain in colonies on lower leaf surface and suck the sap.
- Chlorotic patches appear on leaves,
- Gradual yellowing and get dried.
- Sooty mould development occurs due to honeydew secretion.
Identification of pest:
- Nymphs: are pale greenish to greenish yellow in colour.
- Adult: with two pairs of white wings.
- Spray methyl demeton or dimethoate (0.05% each) on the foliage.
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