Relationship of the sweetpotato whitefly to a new tomato fruit disorder in Florida

@article{Schuster1990RelationshipOT,
  title={Relationship of the sweetpotato whitefly to a new tomato fruit disorder in Florida},
  author={D. Schuster and T. F. Mueller and J. B. Kring and J. F. Price},
  journal={Hortscience},
  year={1990},
  volume={25},
  pages={1618-1620}
}
A new disorder of fruit has been observed on tomato (Lycopersicon escu- lentum Mill.) in Florida. The disorder, termed irregular ripening, was associated with field populations of the sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) and is char- acterized by incomplete ripening of longitudinal sections of fruit. An increase in internal white tissue also was associated with whitefly populations. In field cage studies, fruit on tomato plants not infested with the sweetpotato whitefly exhibited… Expand
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