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Another easy way to reduce aphid, mealybug and whitefly populations on sturdy plants is to knock them off with a strong spray of water in the morning.
The mass production of baby mantids led to (by accident) my first biocontrol program: by setting the tiny nymphs free on my mum’s fuschias, an infestation of whitefly was combated.
The wasp lays its eggs on young whiteflies, which are eaten by hatching larvae.
The whitefly carries two viruses that together destroy over $1 billion worth of cassava in Sub-Saharan Africa each year.
Whiteflies are the scourge of many farms, damaging tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and other crops.
Look beyond the black coating for insects including mealybugs, whiteflies and scale that are sucking juices from the plant.
Rapid leaf loss can be symptomatic of a variety of issues, including over- or under-watering, weather injury (frost, wind, sun), fungal and viral diseases, pesticide damage, insect damage (scale, mites, whitefly, etc.) and other problems.
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