White flies

White flies: Trialeurodes ricini

Symptoms of damage:

  • Water-soaked spots on the leaves which become yellow and dry up
  • Leaves appear sickly and get coated with sooty mould
  • Stunted plant growth, shedding of fruiting bodies 

Identification of the pest:

  • Nymph: yellowish 


  • Whiteflies can be effectively attracted and controlled by yellow sticky traps, which are coated with grease/sticky oily materials
  • Spray triazophos (2.5 ml/l) or acephate (2 ml/l)
  • Spraying of any neem product (Neem oil 3% or NSKE 5%) with any sticky material.



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