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Whiteflies and plant viruses can help each other to speed up biological invasion
An invasive whitefly
has developed mutualistic relationships with the p...rida experienced outbreaks of what is now known as whitefly
(Bemisia tabaci) biotype "B," first in greenhouse poinsettia, then in a wide range of vegetable, orn...
Whitefly spreads emerging plant viruses
A tiny whitefly
is responsible for spreading a group of plant viru...st more than 500 plant species," she said. This whitefly
and the plant viruses it transmits are no longer restricted to their native habitats or contained by...
Biotech cotton provides same yield with fewer pesticides
...ests. To control the other two pests, sweet potato whitefly
(Bemisia tabaci) and the western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus), growers use broad-spectrum insecticides and other types of insecticides known as insect growth regulators. Carrière and his colleagues studied how Arizona farmers actually plant...