Whiteflies

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

Whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci, Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Aleyrodes proletella)

Minor Pest Description: 

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.

Minor Pest What to do.: 
  • 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.
Minor Pest Position: 
9
Minor Pest Firstcontent: 
117
Pest Type: 
insect
Host Plants: 
Cabbage/Kale, Brassicas
Minor Pest secondContent: 
863