Silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) is a major pest of agriculture in Georgia requiring management in vegetable and agronomic cropping systems to preserve yield and quality. Our greatest opportunity for impacting the severity of SLWF infestations is to minimize overall SLWF populations moving from one cropping system to the next. This can be accomplished with effective in crop management and timely termination of crops after harvest to minimize the population over time. SLWF populations increase during the year and management within each cropping system significantly impacts subsequent cropping systems. It is important that SLWF management is a priority in all crops that serve as reproductive hosts. Cross-commodity cooperation and management with the objective of minimizing overall SLWF populations will benefit all of Georgia agriculture.
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