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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 whitefly carries two viruses that together destroy over $1 billion worth of cassava in Sub-Saharan Africa each year.
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.
The wasp lays its eggs on young whiteflies, which are eaten by hatching larvae.
Whiteflies are the scourge of many farms, damaging tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and other crops.
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