Okra Whitefly

Okra Whitefly: Bemisia tabaci

Symptoms of damage:

  • Chlorotic spots on the leaves which latter coalesce forming irregular yellowing of leaf tissue
  • Severe infestation results in premature defoliation
  • Development of sooty mold
  • Vector of yellow vein mosaic virus

Identification of pest:

  • Nymph: Greenish yellow, oval in outline
  • Adult: Minute insects with yellow body covered with a white waxy bloom


  • Spray any of the following insecticide
    • Phosalone 35 EC @ 2.5 l/ha
    • Quinalphos 25 EC @ 2.0 l/ha
    • Triazophos 40 EC @ 2.0 l/ha



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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