Narrated Whitefly Presentation Now Available!

Did you miss the whitefly meetings in early June or need a refresher on whitefly management? No Problem…As part of the educational program to raise the awareness of sticky cotton as a serious industry concern, the linked presentation using materials from June’s whitefly meetings is now available to all growers, PCA’s and interested parties. Please share to all those who grow, manage, or treat cotton fields! Below is a summary of what the presentation will cover:

“This presentation will help cotton growers, consultants and Pest Control Advisers in California and Arizona understand the importance of managing whiteflies and aphids to prevent sticky cotton. The high quality of cotton in the California and Arizona requires that it be free of all contaminates, especially sugars deposited by aphids and whiteflies.”

Three major areas will be discussed:

• The problem to spinning mill customers caused by sugars on cotton lint
• Identification, scouting, assessing and managing sweet potato whitely, biotype B
• Identification, scouting, assessing and managing cotton aphid