Management of whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci) in tomato by using different control methods
Kishore Gantyada, Shimpy Sarkar
Bemisia tabaci was described more than a century ago and has since become one of the most important pests in subtropical and tropical agriculture, as well as in greenhouse production systems across the world.it has now been recorded from all the world's continents except Antarctica. The number of plant viruses transmitted by Bemisia tabaci has risen, resulting in total production losses for major food and industrial crops. Now, pesticides are the only effective means of control. Host plant resistance and other cultural techniques are also important components in developing integrated management systems. The proper use of natural enemies will aid in the reduction of whitefly populations, which may then be more easily managed using cultural and, if required, chemical pesticides. As a result, implementing IPM will relieve many of the issues connected with chemical use, such as those related to environmental contamination and the widespread resistance that Bemisia tabaci control.
Kishore Gantyada, Shimpy Sarkar. Management of whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci) in tomato by using different control methods. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 6, Issue 6, 2021, Pages 120-125