|Sparks, Alton - UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA|
|Roberts, Phillip - UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA|
|Osborne, Lance - UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA|
Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/12/2018
Publication Date: 7/23/2018
Citation: McKenzie, C.L., Sparks, A.N., Roberts, P., Osborne, L. 2018. Survey of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera:Aleyrodidae) in agricultural ecosystems in Georgia [abstract]. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. p.34.
Technical Abstract: Bemisia tabaci samples were collected from 19 crops across 23 counties in Georgia since 2011 with the bulk of the samples taken in 2016 and 2017. Cotton was the most heavily sampled commodity (26) followed by six samples each of poinsettia, peanut, pepper, and squash. Other crops sampled included soybean, cowpea, corn, snap bean, verbena/lantana, cucumber, zucchini, kale, tomato, sweet potato, eggplant, melon, ornamental pepper, and chrysanthemums. Mediterranean MED (Q) whitefly was detected on verbena/lantana in 2011 and on poinsettia in 2012 at commercial greenhouses. Only MEAM1 (B) were detected in all the field grown commodities sampled. This survey serves as a baseline for Georgia in the event that MED whitefly are eventually detected in the field.