Whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci, Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Aleyrodes proletella)
Whiteflies feed on brassicas. Adult whiteflies are about 1 mm long.
In East Africa whitefly populations on brassicas usually do not build up to such an extent that control measures are required.
- Natural enemies such as ladybird beetles, predatory mites and lacewings can play an important role in reducing whiteflies. For more information on Natural enemies click here.
- The application of high doses of nitrogen fertiliser favours development of the pest.
- Use mineral oils and neem. For more information on Neem click here.
- Spray with soapy water solutions.