Tag: "whitefly" at biology news
New technique targets pesticide-resistant insects
...ton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera) and silverleaf whitefly
(Bemisia tabaci), and achieved virtually 100% mortality using pesticides that normally do not work." "Similar results were obtained from trials in southern Spain with highly resistant white flies (Bemisia tabaci)." Since resistance to pesticides firs...
Biotech cotton provides same yield with fewer pesticides
...ests. To control the other two pests, sweet potato whitefly
(Bemisia tabaci) and the western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus), growers use broad-spectrum insecticides and other types of insecticides known as insect growth regulators. Carrire and his colleagues studied how Arizona farmers actually planted...
Whitefly spreads emerging plant viruses
St. Paul, Minn. (January 18, 2007) -- A tiny whitefly
is responsible for spreading a group of plant viru...est more than 500 plant species," she said. This whitefly
and the plant viruses it transmits are no longer restricted to their native habitats or contained by...
Whiteflies and plant viruses can help each other to speed up biological invasion
An invasive whitefly
has developed mutualistic relationships with the p...rida experienced outbreaks of what is now known as whitefly
(Bemisia tabaci) biotype "B," first in greenhouse poinsettia, then in a wide range of vegetable, orn...
Expert to provide update after 'worst tomato virus' hits California
...m plant to plant within minutes; especially if the whitefly
population is high. "This is undeniably the wors...ble to produce fruit. The good news is that the whitefly
that carries the virus does not do well in colder areas, such as in Northern California, the state's...