Raveesh Kumar Gangwar1* and Charu Gangwar2
1Technical Assistant, Department of Agriculture Office of S. A. D. E. O. Bisauli, Budaun, Uttar Pradesh, India
2Research Scholar IFTM University, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding Author: Raveesh Kumar Gangwar, Technical Assistant, Department of Agriculture Office of S. A. D. E. O. Bisauli, Budaun, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Received: January 29, 2018; Published: March 22, 2018
Citation: Raveesh Kumar Gangwar and Charu Gangwar. "Lifecycle, Distribution, Nature of Damage and Economic Importance of Whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius)". Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.4 (2018).
Whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) plant sap feeding insect. B. tabaci is a polyphagous pest attacking of tomato, brinjal, pulses, cotton and many other plant species of economic importance worldwide. Many farmers are not interested to grow such crops in their filed after they have gone through some bad experience due to severe infestations of whitefly. Whiteflies cause damage to plants in two ways firstly by sucking the sap and transmitting viral disease secondly honeydew secreting onto leaves where black sooty mold can grow. Whiteflies have become one of the most serious crop protection problems. Whiteflies typically lay eggs undersides of leaves. Tiny crawlers hatch that settle on leaves and molt into immobile nymphs. The escalating whitefly problem has led to an increased use of insecticides, which not only put pressure on the environment, but has led to resistance problems. The management strategies for the insect pests can become sound and economically viable when the information on pest succession is integrated in to it. To understand about life cycle and management’s tactics is help to reduce the yield losses. In present review articles discusses about life cycle, distribution, nature of damage whitefly, which could support an effective pest management and crop improvement strategy.
Keywords: Whitefly; Bemisia tabaci; Hemiptera; Aleyrodidae; Pest
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