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Silverleaf Whitefly

Key Points:

  1. Silverleaf Whitefly (SLWF) is a pest of many vegetable crops

  2. SLWF is very effective in transmitting viruses such as Tomato Leaf Curl Virus

  3. It quickly develops insecticide resistance

  4. Numbers can increase rapidly with females laying about 160 eggs and the lifecycle complete in as little as 18 days

  5. If SLWF is found in your region it may restrict access to certain markets

  6. Control Measures include:
    • Source seedlings from nurseries with good hygiene practices
    • Ensure people, machinery and equipment are clean of crop residue and soil
    • Pest insects such as Silverleaf Whitefly and Western Flower Thrips live on a wide range of weeds so regularly clean-up weeds around your property

Matters of Facts #44 Silverleaf Whitefly April 2007
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