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Research Project: Exotic Whitefly Pests of Vegetables and Ornamental Plants

Location: Subtropical Insects and Horticulture Research

Title: 2018 Whitefly control update

Author
item Mckenzie, Cindy
item Osborne, Lance - University Of Florida

Submitted to: Popular Publication
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/28/2018
Publication Date: 12/8/2018
Citation: McKenzie, C.L., Osborne, L. 2018. 2018 whitefly control update. Popular Publication. American Floral Endowment (AFE) December 2018 newsletter.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: At the request of the American Floral Endowment, a whitefly control update was provided for growers with guidelines for a good whitefly management program with two goals in mind. First to help growers to produce a high quality, salable crop for the final consumer and second, to preserve the chemical tools that agriculture uses to manage whitefies. A step by step guide for what commercial growers should be doing to control whiteflies is presented. Alternatives to neonicotinoids that have been evaluated with success include afidopyropen, pyrifloquinazon, flupyradifurone and cyantraniliprole and links are provided for individual efficacy trial results along with the link for the continually updated whitefly management program which is always available online.