Whitefly: Bemisia tabaci

Symptoms of damage

  • Leave mottled and yellowish in colour
  • the vector of the yellow mosaic virus

Identification of the pest

  • Adults -are small, yellow bodied insects with white wings which are densely covered with a waxy powder.
  • Nymphs and pupae -are black and round or oval. Pupae have marginal bristles

Management of sucking pests

  • Shaking the infested plants over the vessels of oil and water or oily cloth gives most effective
  • Spray methyl demeton 25 EC 500ml or dimethoate 30 EC 500 ml or phosphomidon 85 WSC 250 ml/ha.



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