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Whitefly management in greenhouse vegetable crops


Greenhouse whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum (GWF) and Silverleaf whitefly Bemisia tabaci Biotype B (also known as Bemisia argentifolii) (SLWF) are common potentially major pests in greenhouse crops.

Whitefly can become a problem in the summer months or under dry warm conditions.

Whiteflies are inclined to be found in the hot spots of greenhouses as the temperatures suit their breeding cycle.

This Primefact covers the following topics:

  • Whitefly description
  • Morphology of whitefly pest
  • Known Australian vegetable hosts of whitefly and viruses
  • Whitefly management


Primefact 1007 First Edition

Published: May 2010