The continued success of the Whitefly Management Program depends in large part upon you: the ornamentals grower.
The program has been successful – but it will only work if growers are using it!
3. Do not rely on just one or two effective products. Rotate, rotate, rotate, with different modes of action, to decrease the potential for developing resistance. A resistant B-biotype can be just as bad as a Q-biotype! Or, if you are using a product that only kills the B-biotypes and have a mixed population, you will end up with more Q-biotypes, harder to control. Growers should also time product applications to meet label recommendations for the current life stage present. If neonicotinoids are applied too early in the crop cycle and/or heavy irrigation has occurred, the active ingredient residual may not last or may be leached out before the end of the crop cycle.
PLEASE DON’T BE PART OF THE PROBLEM: BE PART OF THE SOLUTION!