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whitefly

any hemipterous insect of the family Aleyrodidae, typically having a body covered with powdery wax. Many are pests of greenhouse crops
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Mudassar Abbas, Deputy Director Research Information Agriculture Department said here on Tuesday that cotton growers should conduct pest scouting of their crops twice a week and continue this process by the end of October so that pest attacks including whitefly could be controlled before any damage of the crop.
Tomatoes are also the second most important edible horticultural crop by production in developed nations but, under glass, pest infestations are dominated by the common glasshouse whitefly, which is known to cause severe yield losses through transmission of viruses and enabling the growth of mould on the plants.
Department told APP on Saturday that whitefly was a dangerous pest
Rugose spiraling whitefly eggs usually are found in a waxy spiral on the abaxial side of the leaf.
These wasps lay eggs inside the whitefly and quickly get rid of the problem.
Cotton whitefly (Bemisia tabaci G.) being vector of CLCuV in Pakistani cotton crop is responsible to cause an economic damage.
In most of the fields, whitefly and mealybugs have damaged the crops inflicting losses worth millions of rupees.
FAISALABAD -- The Plant Protection and Research Institute, Guangdong Academy of Agriculture Sciences PR China, the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) and MNS University of Agriculture Multan (MNSUA) will carry out joint work especially on the cotton curl leave virus and whitefly.
When you brush past a plant in the greenhouse and a cloud of white flies comes out, then you have whitefly. A common glasshouse pest, it's a sap sucker.
When you brush past a plant in the greenhouse and a cloud of white flies comes out, then you have whitefly. A common glasshouse pest, it's a sap sucker, and you'll be able to detect it by sooty marks on your leaves - this is a mould growing on their sticky excreta.
An entomology professor at Shahid Beheshti University believes the abundant spring rains as well as a reduction in pollution are behind the delay in the whitefly arrival.
Resurgence of pests, especially whitefly in cotton, had tested farmers' resolve last year.