Whiteflies

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A. M. Varela, icipe
Is this a Minor Pest?: 
Yes
Minor Pest Title: 

Whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci)

Minor Pest Description: 

Whiteflies feed on leaves of eggplant sucking plant sap. Whiteflies are vectors of the mosaic virus reported to occasionally affect eggplant in West Africa.

 

Minor Pest What to do.: 
  • Apply neem products. Neem products have given control of the tobacco whitefly on eggplant. In the Caribbean, weekly sprays of neem seed powder (50g/l), and 2% neem oil gave good protection against this pest (Ostermann and Dreyer, 1995).

    In Sudan, commercial neem products and home-made products (neem seed water extract 50g/l) reduced the populations of Bemisia tabaci on eggplant and potato (El Shafie, 2001).

Minor Pest Position: 
11
Minor Pest Firstcontent: 
116
Pest Type: 
insect
Host Plants: 
Eggplant