Submitted to: National Research and Action Plan for Silver Leaf Whitefly
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: June 1, 2001
Publication Date: June 1, 2001
The Sweetpotato Whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) Strain B (= Silverleaf Whitefly, Bemisia argentifolii Bellows and Perring), National Research and Action Plans (1992-1997 and 1997-2002) were developed by USDA agencies (ARS, APHIS, and CSREES), state agencies, state agricultural experimental stations, and representatives of the cotton, vegetable, ornamental, nursery crop and chemical industries. The objectives were to establish research priorities, avoid duplication of effort, and maximize the use of existing resources. Research needs, goals and objectives, and technology transfer to clientele (scientific community, legislators, regulators, the agricultural industry, and the public) were reviewed on an annual basis. The plan was flexible allowing responsiveness to changing needs and priorities with appropriate adjustments to terminate, redirect, or add priorities based on funding, current knowledge, and program needs. The results were the development of environmentally and socially acceptable areawide, community-based whitefly management methods.