The Greenfield Notebook

UF Miami-Dade County Extension serving Ornamental Production Industry

Q-biotype whitefly is in Palm Beach County June 1, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vanessa @ 3:03 pm

IPM in the South

In Southeast Farm Press

byBrad Buck, University of Florida

The Q-biotype whitefly, a significant tropical and subtropical pest, may threaten Florida crops and ornamentals if immediate measures are not taken to prevent its spread.

This significant tropical and subtropical pest may threaten Florida crops such as tomatoes, squash, beans, watermelons and many other vegetables and ornamentals.  Known scientifically as Bemisia tabaci, the Q-biotype is a light-colored, flying insect slightly less than 1 millimeter in length.

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