whitefly

UGA leads research into silverleaf whiteflies with USDA

In 2017, an outbreak of a small, white bug — about a millimeter in size — swept through south Georgia, causing widespread damage totaling more than $150 million to the vegetable industry that year. Now... more »

Genetics, sprays, IPM methods help Florida tomatoes

Florida tomato growers are arming themselves with a wider arsenal of tools for the annual fight against whiteflies and the virus they carry. Genetic traits, new chemical sprays and integrated pest management (IPM) techniques all... more »

Whitefly populations troubling Georgia vegetable growers

Whitefly populations in south Georgia have exploded over the past several weeks, troubling vegetable producers during the fall growing season, according to University of Georgia horticulturist Tim Coolong. Coolong said growers must be up to... more »

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