*At high curative rates. Many compounds have been used, but the systemic Marathon (imadacloprid) has been used most frequently over the past few years. Thank you to the growers and consultants who shared data to make this post possible, as well as to A. Summerfield (University of Guelph) for helping with sample collection and identifying all thrips species. Classical biological control programs have been conducted against several whitefly species including silverleaf whitefly, citrus whitefly, citrus blackfly and giant whitefly. Whiteflies, with the exception of the silverleaf whitefly, rarely require chemical control. Accumulation of these wax strands resembles fluffy-white hair. The Problem:  This grower started to see unusual and significant damage to the buds, blooms and some foliage of their cut mums in early February, despite having a robust mite-based biocontrol program. Integrated pest management (IPM) is a strategy to avoid or prevent pest damage with minimum adverse impact to human health, environment and non-target organisms. Honeydew may cover plants and support the growth of sooty mold, which reduces the plant’s ability to use light for photosynthesis. In addition to direct and indirect damage, whiteflies may carry and transmit viral diseases that can severely damage susceptible plants. Recall these best management practices (which are true EVERY season) to avoid end-of-season whitefly explosions: To conclude this post, I want you to all hearken back to the days when Success (spinosad) and Intercept (imidacloprid) first came on the market for ornamental growers in Canada. They are easily recognized and often found near the tops of plants or on stem ends. When present in large numbers, whitefly feeding can affect plant growth causing distortion, discoloration, yellowing or silvering of leaves. The active ingredient in a whitefly pesticide will vary from product to product and may be natural or chemical. Systemic insecticides can control both adults and nymphs. See the guide below for chemical control options for SLW: Insecticide permits for silverleaf whitefly control in Queensland - 2011 (PDF, 20 kB). It feeds primarily on whitefly eggs but may also consume nymphs. This allowed remaining mites in  sachets to get a foothold again, leading to a success story. Some are used as foliar sprays while others are used as soil drenches. How Do Chemical Insecticides Work as a Whitefly Treatment? Whiteflies ("whitefly" or "white fly") are common pests of indoor crops, greenhouses and tomatoes. Resistance may be delayed by alternating the types of chemicals … Citrus blackfly and citrus whitefly are two species that are controlled well by native and introduced natural enemies and generally do not require treatment. This tendency leads giant whitefly populations to be initially clustered on a few plants, which helps a grower to manage them. Organic Whitefly Control Before trying more serious white fly treatments, you should begin with something very simple: blast your plants with water. Seasonal pests in most outdoor areas, whiteflies can be found year-round in southern states or enclosed growing areas (greenhouses, hoop houses, grow tents). Download a printer-friendly version of this publication: Whiteflies (pdf), View more Gardening & Landscaping information ». Sampling (plant taps) by OMAFRA and University of Guelph student Ashley Summerfield showed that the thrips population was a roughly split between Western flower thrips and onion thrips – a fairly new pest we’ve been seeing in Ontario greenhouses. Physical/ mechanical control includes removing heavily infested leaves or plants and using a high-pressure water spray on the underside of leaves. Except for these banded front wings, the adults are very similar in size and shape to adult greenhouse whiteflies. A few adults feeding on plants will usually not cause significant damage and do not warrant treatment. Direct damage is caused through their feeding, which removes plant sap and stunts plant growth, especially in young plants. Silverleaf whitefly feeding has been associated with several plant disorders, including silverleaf of squash, stem blanching and whitening of poinsettia and cruciferous vegetables, and irregular ripening of tomatoes. Bandedwinged whiteflies will feed on several weeds and ornamental plants but will reproduce on only a few of them. Females of these tiny, parasitic wasps lay their eggs inside whitefly nymphs. The more plants you inspect, the more likely you will be to detect problems sooner, when management is easier. The efficacy of pesticides registered in Canada for thrips control is likely dependent on the species present in your greenhouse, and their source. Always check the product label for the list of plants that may be injured by the pesticide. Both nymphs and adults are easily distinguished from other whitefly species by their dark color. The complete life cycle varies from about 21/2 to 5 weeks according to temperature conditions and species. The main whitefly species that feed on ornamental plants in Texas are the silverleaf whitefly (Bemisia argentifolii [Bellows & Perring]), the greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum [Westwood]) and the banded wing whitefly (Trialeurodes abutiloneus [Haldeman]). Virus symptoms include irregular ripening in tomatoes and blanching in carrots and broccoli. Although we can’t predict what kind of control Ference will provide across all thrips populations, a recent grower trial in cut chrysanthemums (outlined below) suggests it can be effective in certain cases. A list of commercial suppliers of natural enemies in North America can be obtained by visiting www. Removing infested leaves from plants may be enough to control small populations on less preferred hosts. Recommended release rates are seven to ten per m2 (10 ft.2). But to keep this new tool effective, growers will have to use this chemical wisely. Soaps and oils are among the best alternatives for whitefly control by home owners because they are effective, preserve natural enemies and are relatively safe. This is an occasional pest of crops and ornamental plants, especially hibiscus. (For details on Ference and it’s application, see the most up-to-date label from Health Canada here). Adults are about the same size as the silverleaf whitefly (0.9- 1.1 millimeter). The adult is the most mobile stage and is responsible for colonizing the host plant. Controlling Whiteflies in your Garden. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Chemical control Use insecticides selectively, and alternate classes of insecticides to prolong use and to avoid chemical Unfortunately, we know how those stories ended. Important ornamental hosts include poinsettia, geranium, hibiscus and petunia. Grower Tools: Pesticide Tables, BMPs, Pest Keys etc. Silverleaf whitefly pupae are oval, flattened (with tapering sides) and lack the marginal fringe of wax filaments common to other whiteflies. Adults are 0.8-1.2 millimeter long with white wings (without markings) and pale yellow bodies. Whiteflies have shown an ability to develop resistance to many pesticides. Females deposit eggs and wax in spiral patterns that appear as white concentric circles on the undersides of host plant leaves. A new pesticide is available  for greenhouse ornamental production in Canada that has shown potential for effective suppression of difficult-to-control thrips and whitefly species. Resistance to Success developed in Western flower thrips populations in under 6 months… Intercept was only effective for Bemisia whitefly on Poinsettia for a few seasons. They usually combat the whiteflies along with a wide range of other common garden pests. Nymphs and pupae are dark black, with a fringe of white wax filaments along the upper perimeter. But does it work??? Our sampling on the second date was likely biased towards onion thrips, as we were focusing on varieties with the most damage. The presence of high numbers of onion thrips (especially in specific varieties such as “white magnum” and “feelin’ green”) helps explain why the grower’s usual biocontrol program wasn’t working. Foliar damage by thrips can also be seen in the background. Biological control can be achieved by importing and releasing natural enemies from areas where pests originate, by purchasing and releasing commercially available natural enemies or by conserving naturally occurring ones. If you’re looking for other ways to control whiteflies, chemical pesticides are not always the best solution. Removing and destroying relatively few infested leaves may significantly reduce populations. Delphastus pusillus is the most whitefly-specific predator available. Keep target areas free of weeds that can serve as whitefly hosts. Adults are very small (1/16 - 1/10 inch) with powdery white wings. Our pest problems will melt away! Adult citrus blackflies are 1.3-1.6 millimeter long with slate-blue wings and red abdomens. The name whitefly is derived from the generally white, wax-like substance that coats their bodies, particularly the wings. Soaps and oils are among the best alternatives for whitefly control by home owners because they are effective, preserve natural enemies and are relativ… In addition to predators and parasitoids, whiteflies are naturally attacked by insect pathogens. So if your plants have been suffering with a fungus or mold related to the whitefly activity, use this option. Whiteflies can damage plants directly or indirectly. This category includes the Delphastus catalinae beetle. Whitefly insecticides are products formulated to effectively kill whiteflies. Careful monitoring of thrips numbers and species will be needed when Ference is used to determine it’s efficacy on individual farms. High-pressure water sprays will wash away honeydew and sooty mold accumulations and reduce populations of adults and nymphs. This tolerance level varies according to the host plant and individual preferences. For several decades now, there have been few real chemical control options for Western flower thrips in Canadian floriculture, due to this pest’s overwhelming ability to become resistant to chemicals. A certain number of whiteflies may be tolerated when they do not cause significant damage. 2) Pesticides are indiscriminate killers. Thrips populations as a results of weekly importation of cuttings may not see the same effect due to potential resistance. A range of entomophagus insects, parasites, and some entomopathogenic fungi are used to control whitefly. Adults are very similar to adult greenhouse whiteflies but have broader wings and feed mainly on shrubs and trees, especially citrus. Adults have four broad wings of approximately the same size. This makes it a better option for growers who rely on biocontrol to get occasional thrips outbreaks under control. Parasitoids (insect parasites) of whiteflies include minute wasps (Encarsia and Eretmocerus) about 1 millimeter long and either yellow, dark brown or bicolor (brown head and yellow body), depending on the species. Spores from the fungal pathogen Beauveria bassiana, which causes white-muscardine disease in insects, have been formulated into insecticidal products (see Table 1). Avoid frequent, long-term use of insecticides with the same mode of action because this may lead to the growth of populations of insects that are resistant to the chemicals. Thrips numbers caught on monitoring cards were  higher than usual (Figure 1, below), and there was a lot more variation (difference) in thrips numbers between greenhouse sections (as indicated by the standard error bars in the graph). Females lay eggs directly on the undersides of plant leaves. The adults are slightly larger than silverleaf and greenhouse whiteflies. A single female may lay 150-300 eggs during her lifetime. Click for a hub of Extension resources related to the current COVID-19 situation. When practical, isolate groups of plants using row covers, screens or plastic sheets. Judicious use will extend the useful life of pesticides and at the same time, delay build-up of resistance. Whiteflies are very small insects that take flight when disturbed on leaves, often in clouds due to their high infestation rate. Insect growth regulators, when applied during the immature stages, prevent adult whitefly development. Many overlapping generations can occur each year. Use a magnifying lens (10X) to facilitate observation. Whiteflies are “true bugs” (Hemiptera) that feed on plant sap, much like aphids. Initially, insecticides were used successfully for control, but the whitefly’s short life cycle means that resistance builds up quickly and new chemicals are constantly needed to control the pest. Whitefly control is difficult and complex, as whiteflies rapidly develop resistance to chemical pesticides. The grower sprayed successive greenhouse rows until all mum varieties received 2 applications of Ference by mid- March. They derive their name from the mealy white wax covering the adult’s wings and body. Eggs are usually laid on the underside of young leaves and may be deposited randomly throughout the leaf, in circles, arcs or spirals, depending on the species. Silverleaf whiteflies and, occasionally, greenhouse whiteflies may cause serious damage to plants. Numbers returned to normal levels on the monitoring cards by early March – applications were continued for a period to ensure coverage and continued control. You can do preventative treatments in winter or cold months of the year with a garden oil to smother and eliminate overwintering whiteflies and their eggs. There are two main drawbacks to this approach: 1) Whiteflies often develop a tolerance to the toxins, much like viruses mutate to make certain antibiotics ineffective. The wings are held in a rooflike position (about a 45-degree angle) over their bodies, whereas other whiteflies typically hold the wings nearly flat when at rest. The eggs hatch into mobile first instars called crawlers, which search and find a suitable feeding site. Further compounding this, the majority of our Western flower thrips populations in greenhouses come from imported cuttings, meaning they can arrive with resistance issues. All whiteflies suffer from an identity crisis, as they are not “true” flies at all. Eggs are occasionally laid in circular patterns on plants with smooth leaves. Avoid excess irrigation and fertilization, which may increase the susceptibility of plants to whiteflies. The eggs are oblong and smooth and may be laid irregularly or in neat circles on the leaves, depending on the host plant species. Nymphs are oval and may be pale yellow to black, depending on the species. Low numbers of whiteflies are not usually damaging and adults by themselves will not cause significant damage unless they are transmitting plant viruses. Nymphs and pupae are similar to those of the silverleaf whitefly but are much rounder in shape. They can be recognized by two irregularly shaped (in zig-zag pattern) gray bands on the front pair of wings. They then insert their mouthparts and remain in one place for the rest of their immature stages. Aphid-cast skins can easily be mistaken for whitefly, but whitefly will quickly flutter up and fly away when disturbed. Insects that are resistant to one insecticide may also be resistant to other insecticides (cross-resistance). The eggs hatch into tiny “crawlers” that walk a short distance before settling at a feeding location. The market is filled with toxic chemical sprays and it is easy to find a Whitefly chemical control. Although adults of some species have distinctive wing markings, many species are most readily distinguished in the last nymphal (immature) stage, which is wingless and lacks visible legs. Generally, botanists advise against strong chemical pesticides or insecticides and recommend different methods of biological control such as using whitefly predators, hosing down the infected plants, or using an agricultural soap or insecticide oil. Nymphs and pupae secrete long cylindrical strands of wax extending up to two inches (50 millimeters) from the leaf surface. Whiteflies produce a sticky substance known as honeydew, on which sooty mould can develop. What silver bullets they were going to be! Eggs are oblong, smooth and are initially yellow but darken before hatching. Table 1 lists some whitefly control products available to commercial ornamental producers, and Table 2 shows products available to homeowners. Augmentation biological control has been effective in controlling whiteflies in greenhouse ornamental production. It is important to distinguish the different whiteflies because damage potential and susceptibility to control differs by species. Adults and nymphs feed by inserting their mouthparts into plant tissue and sucking phloem sap. Because of this resistance, a certain product may work well in one area but not in another. Spiraling whitefly larvae Spiraling whitefly on an acalypha leaf Pest management The whitefly is able to build up a resistance to most chemical pesticides and should not be treated with these. Whiteflies are also known as Aleyrodidae. To reduce the impact of insecticides on natural enemies, avoid the frequent use of broad-spectrum insecticides (those labeled against many pests) because these also kill predators and parasitoids. However, we all know control of Bemisia whitefly, especially in Poinsettia, doesn’t come without a few caveats. Wings overlap when at rest and are mottled with grey markings. Consult your county Extension agent for additional help identifying a species. Giant whitefly adults tend to remain on the plant where they developed. With in infestation, you will want to know how to kill whiteflies, and using parts of all of these methods will help you to do that. You can purchase yellow traps from nurseries and garden suppliers or you can make your own at home using laminated yellow paper or plastic smeared with a sticky substance like Paraffin Oil or Vaseline. Whiteflies migrate from alternate hosts because numbers have become too high or the crop is being harvested (e.g., after cotton defoliation). When feasible, avoid growing susceptible plants of different ages together in one place or immediately replanting after harvest when pests from a previous crop may still be present. Record the number of whiteflies per plant or the percentage of plants infested. Their use means getting your thrips bio program up and running again can be difficult, and can often put you back on a pesticide “treadmill” for a crop cycle. Conservation biological control involves the careful selection and use of pesticides only when necessary to prevent pest damage. Most whitefly species have a narrow range of host plants, but the ones that are considered pests may feed on and damage many vegetable and field crops, greenhouse and nursery crops and house plants. However, if monitoring reveals an increasing number of eggs and nymphs on young leaves and the weather conditions are favorable, intervention may be required to prevent future damage. Yes, the chemical insecticide will get rid of the whitefly … Growers will have to be judicious in their use, and save this product for when pest suppression is a REAL necessity (i.e. Several classes of insecticides are labeled for use against whiteflies on ornamental plants. Whiteflies can be a problem of … Adults are tiny insects with yellowish bodies and four whitish wings. Accurate species identification and pest diagnosis to select proper control action. Add 4-8 oz to a gallon of water to cover up to 500 sq/ft of plant foliage. Most of the predators used feed on the eggs and nymphs of the whitefly. For information on whitefly pest management on vegetable gardens and citrus, see Extension publication B-1300. Predators of whiteflies include ladybeetles (Delphastus and Nephaspis), green lacewings (Chrysopa and Chrysoperla), minute pirate bugs (Orius), big eyed bugs (Geocoris) and damsel bugs (Nabis). Insecticidal soaps and horticultural oils are contact insecticides that cause suffocation and desiccation of nymphs and adults. Other species include the citrus blackfly (Aleurocanthus woglumi Ashby), the citrus whitefly (Dialeurodes citri Ashmead) and the giant whitefly (Aleurodicus dugesii Cockerell). Table 1 lists some whitefly control products available to commercial ornamental producers, and Table 2 shows products available to homeowners. All developmental stages secrete wax, and in nymphs (immatures), the appearance of accumulated wax filaments and plates is used in species identification. To implement cultural control you should: Whiteflies, like many other pests, reproduce very rapidly. Organophosphate insecticides used alone provide no control for silverleaf whitefly. It is important to thoroughly cover the underside of leaves and repeat applications. Their hosts include more than 200 plant species. Females lay eggs in a characteristic spiral pattern. These nymphs lose their ability walk, and remain in the same location for the rest of their development until they pupate and emerge as winged adults (Figure 1). Eggs are pale yellow and turn pink before hatching. Thrips numbers began to decrease after all zones received one application (Feb 22nd). Managing these species may be very difficult if populations are not detected early. Chemical Control. Thrips pictured here include western flower thrips (left), onion thrips (centre) and chrysanthemum thrips (right). The wings are held nearly parallel to the leaf and cover the abdomen when at rest. Photo courtesy of A. Summerfield (UofG). When temperatures are high at the peak of summer, whiteflies may complete development in 16-18 days. Avoid planting when whiteflies are expected to migrate from other hosts. This data was provided courtesy of researchers in the United States (you can see their full methods and results here). Indirect whitefly damage is caused by the large amounts of sticky honeydew secreted during feeding. One of the most effective ways to get rid of whitefly infestations is to introduce animals to your garden that will feed on the whiteflies, but not your plants. These products generally do not kill adult whiteflies present at the time of a treatment. Once you have detected whiteflies on plants, accurate species identification is essential in deciding whether or not further action is required and what treatment to use. Break the whitefly reproductive cycle by having periods of time with no host plants in the greenhouse or garden. Whiteflies can move and disperse over long distances by flying upward and being picked up and carried by air currents. Pupae have a dark area in the upper surface of the integument, which distinguishes them from the pupae of greenhouse whiteflies. Our work makes a difference, in the lives of Texans and on the economy. However, this biocontrol agent is VERY sensitive to chemicals, including Ferrence. Nymphs are greenish-yellow, oval and flat. The silverleaf whitefly is the most economically important whitefly species in Texas. Photo credit: A. Summerfield (UofG). Despite their name, whiteflies are not true flies (in the insect order Diptera) but are in the order Hemiptera, related to aphids, scales and mealybugs. Eretmocerus eremicus is the most effective parasitoid available for biological control of silverleaf whitefly, while Encarsia formosa is effective for treating the greenhouse whitefly. Their rapid reproduction rate makes them difficult to control once established. Inspect the undersides of old and new leaves weekly for all whitefly stages. The USDA recommends "an integrated program that focuses on prevention and relies on cultural and biological control methods when possible". When lower rates were applied preventively, there was very little suppression compared to the control treatment (water). For more information on Texas insects and entomology, see http://insects.tamu.edu. This is an occasional pest, especially in greenhouses. But, results vary highly between thrips populations at different farms and on different crops. Importing natural enemies—also known as classical biological control—involves coordinated efforts of university, state and federal scientists and regulators. It is particularly useful in reducing whitefly populations in greenhouses, although it may also be used outside. Chemical controls – When whitefly numbers reach a point where insecticides must be used in order to avoid significant damage, this is known as the ‘action threshold’. Whiteflies are small insects (1 to 3 millimeter). Successful IPM of whiteflies involves: Cultural control practices are aimed at avoiding or preventing whitefly infestations, eliminating sources of whiteflies and keeping whiteflies out of growing areas. In this case, Ference appeared to suppressed all thrips (given the drop in total thrips on cards), with little effect on predatory mites. Some species are dark with colored wing patterns. Second to fourth instars are called nymphs and resemble small scale insects. 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