Cabbage whitefly

The cabbage whitefly has become an increasing problem for the Brassica industry in recent years, especially on Brussels sprout and kale. The reason for this is unknown but it is believed to be due to a combination of climate change, removal of certain active ingredients from use/insecticide resistance and later harvest times of crops.

Read about:

  • The biology and life cycle of the cabbage whitefly
  • Monitoring and forecasting
  • Resistance
  • Chemical, biological, cultural control

This was last updated in 2014.

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