Submitted to: Bemisia International Workshop Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/6/2006
Publication Date: 12/3/2006
Citation: Hodges, G.S., McKenzie, C.L. 2006. Looking for Bemisia tabaci biotype Q in Florida: Results of Biotype sampking from 2005-2006 [abstract]. Bemisia International Workshop Proceedings. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: In March 2005, Arizona scientists identified the Q biotype of Bemisia tabaci from Poinsettia plants that originated from California. Soon after, Florida began forming a plan for surveying, identifying and dealing with the Q biotype. Efforts for surveying began immediately in March 2005 and have continued through present day. Pest alerts and educational efforts from the FDACS-DPI and the University of Florida have played a key role in getting involvement from growers, extension agents and agricultural inspectors. As of July 30, 2006 there have been a total of four Counties in Florida in which the Q biotype has been detected.