Tomato Whitefly – Kisan Suvidha
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Tomato Whitefly

Tomato Whitefly

Whitefly:  Bemisia tabaci

Symptoms of damage:

  • Chlorotic spots
  • Yellowing
  • Downward curling and drying of leaves
  • Vector of tomato leaf curl disease

Identification of pest

  • Egg: Pear shaped, light yellowish, stalked
  • Nymph: On hatching – Oval, scale-like, greenish white
  • Adult: White, tiny, scale-like adults


  • Uproot and destroy the diseased leaf curl plants
  • Use nitrogen and irrigation judiciously.
  • Remove alternate weed host Abutilon indicum
  • Use yellow sticky traps at 12/ha to attract and kill insects.
  • Apply carbofuran 3% G @ 40 kg /ha or spray any one of the following insecticides
    Insecticide Dose
    Dimethoate 30 % EC 1.0  ml/lit.
    Malathion 50 % EC 1.5 ml/ lit.
    Oxydemeton –Methyl 25 % EC 1.0 ml/ lit.
    Thiamethoxam 25 % WG 4.0  ml/10 lit.



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