Bemisia tabaci on Vegetables in the Southern United States: Incidence, Impact, and Management

  title={Bemisia tabaci on Vegetables in the Southern United States: Incidence, Impact, and Management},
  author={Yinping Li and George N. Mbata and Somashekhar Punnuri and Alvin M. Simmons and David I. Shapiro-Ilan},
Simple Summary The sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, was initially discovered in the United States in 1894 but was not considered an economic insect pest on various agricultural crops across the southern and western states. After the introduction of B. tabaci Middle East-Asia Minor 1 (MEAM1) into the United States around 1985, the insect rapidly spread throughout the Southern United States to Texas, Arizona, and California. Extreme field outbreaks occurred on vegetable and other crops in… Expand
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