Eggplant-Whitefly

Greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vapariorum)
Silverleaf whitefly (Bemesia argentifolii)
Sweetpotato whitefly (Bemesia tabaci)

Pest description, crop damage and life history

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Management-cultural control

Inspect new plants before purchase: infestations often are introduced. Encourage natural enemies such as ladybird beetles, spiders, and parasitic wasps. Avoid use of broad-spectrum insecticides which reduce populations of these.

Management-chemical control: HOME USE

Spray at 7-day intervals, several times if necessary. For best results, direct spray toward undersides of leaves. Read label application instructions carefully.

  • acetamiprid
  • azadirachtin (neem oil)-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • Beauvaria bassiana-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • bifenthrin
  • carbaryl
  • cyfluthrin
  • deltamethrin
  • esfenvalerate
  • gamma-cyhalothrin
  • imidacloprid
  • insecticidal soap-Some formulations OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • malathion
  • permethrin
  • plant-derived essential oils (rosemary, peppermint etc.)-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • pyrethrins-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • zeta-cypermethrin

Management-chemical control: COMMERCIAL USE

  • acetamiprid (Assail 30SG) at 0.047 to 0.075 lb ai/a. PHI 7 days. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Do not exceed 0.3 lb ai/a per season. Limit four applications per season.
  • beta-cyfluthrin/imidacloprid (Leverage 360) at 0.096 lb ai/a. PHI 7 days. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Do not exceed 0.12 lb ai/a beta-cyfluthrin or 0.24 lb ai/a imidacloprid per season.
  • bifenthrin (Brigade WSB) at 0.033 to 0.08 lb ai/a. PHI 7 days. REI 12 hr. Do not exceed 0.2 lb ai/a per year. Retreatment interval 7 days.
  • bifenthrin/imidacloprid (Brigadier) at 0.08 to 0.15 lb ai/a. PHI 7 days. REI 12 hr. Do not exceed 0.24 lb ai/a imidacloprid and 0.2 lb ai/a bifenthrin. Retreatment interval 7 days.
  • bifenthrin/zeta-cypermethrin (Hero) at 0.1 lb ai/a. PHI 7 days. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Do not exceed 0.266 lb ai/a per season.
  • Burkholderia spp. (Venerate XC) at 1 to 8 quarts/a product. PHI 0 days. REI 4 hr. OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • Chenopodium ambrosioides extract (Requiem 25EC) at 4 to 6 pints formulated product per acre. REI 4 hr. OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • chlorantraniliprole /thiamethoxam (Voliam Flexi) at 0.1 to 0.175 lb ai/a. PHI 1 day. REI 12 hr. Minimum of 5 days between applications. Do not exceed 0.172 lb ai of thiamethoxam or 0.2 lb ai of chlorantraniliprole per acre per growing season.
  • Chromobacterium subtsugae (Grandevo) at 0.3 to 0.9 lb ai/a per 100 gal. PHI 0 days. REI 4 hr. OMRI-listed for organic us.
  • cyantraniliprole (Verimark) at 0.088 to 0.176 lb ai/a at planting, drip chemigation or soil injection. PHI 1 day. REI 4 hr. Do not exceed 0.176 lb ai/a at planting or 2 drip chemigation or soil injections. Do not exceed 0.4 lb ai/a per season.
  • cyfluthrin/imidacloprid (Leverage 2.7) at 0.11 lb ai/a. PHI 7 days. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Do not exceed 0.17 lb ai/a cyfluthrin or 0.24 lb ai/a imidacloprid per year.
  • cyclaniliprole (Harvanta 50SL) at 0.036 to 0.054 lb ai/a. PHI 1 day. REI 4 hr. Limit 3 treatments. Do not exceed 0.22 lb ai/a per year. Retreatment interval 5 days.
  • dinotefuran (Scorpion 35SL) at 0.05 to 0.18 lb ai/a foliar or 0.23 to 0.27 lb ai/a for soil. PHI 1 day foliar, or 21 days for soil. REI 12 hr. Do not exceed 0.266 lb ai/a foliar or 0.532 lb ai/a soil per season.
  • flonicamid (Beleaf 50SG) at 0.089 to 0.133 lb ai/a. PHI 0 days. REI 12 hr. Do not exceed 0.267 lb ai/a or three applications per season. Retreatment interval 7 days. Suppresses greenhouse whiteflies.
  • flupyradifurone (Sivanto 200SL) at 0.14 to 0.18 lb ai/a foliar; 0.27 to 0.37 lb ai/a soil. PHI 1 day foliar; 45 days soil. REI 4 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Do not exceed 0.365 lb ai/a per season.
  • imidacloprid (Admire Pro) at 0.25 to 0.38 lb ai/a soil, 0.0156 lb ai/10,000 plant in greenhouse and 0.047 to 0.079 lb ai/a foliar. PHI 0 days foliar; 21 days soil. REI 12 hr. Do not exceed 0.24 lb ai/a foliar or 0.38 lb ai/a soil per season. Limit 1 application greenhouse. Foliar retreatment interval 5 days.
  • imidacloprid (Provado, Prey) at 0.048 lb ai/a. PHI 0 days. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 5 days. Do not exceed 0.24 lb ai/a per season.
  • novaluron (Rimon) at 0.078 lb ai/a. PHI 1 day. REI 12 hr. Do not exceed 0.233 lb ai/a per season. Retreatment interval 7 days.
  • pymetrozine (Fulfill) at 0.086 ai/a. PHI 0 days. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Do not exceed 0.172 lb ai/a per season.
  • pyriproxyfen (Knack) at 0.054 to 0.067 lb ai/a. PHI 1 day. REI 12 hr. Do not exceed 0.109 lb ai/a per season. Retreatment interval 14 days. 30 day plant back restriction.
  • spirotetramat (Movento) at 0.06 to 0.08 lb ai/a. PHI 1 day. REI 24 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Do not exceed 0.16 lb ai/a per crop season.
  • sulfoxaflor (Closer SC) at 0.066 to 0.07 lb ai/a. PHI 1 day. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Do not exceed 0.266 lb ai/a per year.
  • thiamethoxam /chlorantraniliprole (Durivo) at 0.195 to 0.257 lb ai/a. PHI 30 days. REI 12 hr. Do not exceed 0.172 lb ai of thiamethoxam or 0.2 lb ai of chlorantraniliprole per acre per growing season.
  • thiamethoxam (Actara) at 0.047 to 0.086 lb ai/a. PHI 0 days. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 5 days. Do not exceed 0.172 lb ai/a per season.
  • thiamethoxam (Platinum) at 0.078 to 0.172 lb ai/a soil treatment. PHI 30 days. REI 12 hr. Do not exceed 0.172 lb ai/a per season.
  • spiromesifen (Oberon 2SC) at 0.11 to 0.13 lb ai/a. PHI 1 day. REI 12 hr. Do not exceed 0.4 lb ai/a per season. Retreatment interval 7 days. Limit 3 treatments per season.