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MANAGING WHITEFLIES AND WHITEFLY-TRANSMITTED VIRUSES IN VEGETABLE CROPS IN THE SOUTHEASTERN U.S.

Investigators
Simmons M W
Institutions
University of Georgia
Start date
2019
End date
2024
Objective
The overall objective of this project is to improve the management of whiteflies and whitefly-transmitted viruses in vegetable crops in Georgia and other southeastern states. The whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, causes global economic losses, including an epidemic by this pest and whitefly-transmitted viruses that severely impact vegetable and other crop production in the southeast United States. The rapid evolution of insecticide-resistance in whitefly populations makes it unsustainable to use chemical control. We will investigate whiteflies and whitefly-transmitted viruses in vegetable cropping systems from the perspective of an ecology-based integrated pest-plant virus management system.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
6080-22000-027-18S
Accession number
435049
Categories
Pesticide Residues
Viruses and Prions