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2014-06-23 23:09:50

Insect Screen helps you stay ahead of greenhouse insect infestation during the Summer months. Gothic Arch Greenhouses offers natural insect control screens and more. Mobile, AL (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Warm temperatures offer perfect breeding conditions for pests. In some hot, humid climates, an entire greenhouse crop of vegetables or ornamentals can be completely destroyed and, unless controlled, nearby houses are at risk of impending infestation. With health concerns resulting in the...

Defending Food Crops Using Whitefly Experimentation To Prevent Contamination Of Agriculture
2013-11-08 10:33:56

The Journal of Visualized Experiments On November 8th, JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, will introduce a new technique to aid in the development of defenses against diseases threatening food crops worldwide. The method, published under the title Transmitting Plant Viruses Using Whiteflies, is applicable to such at-risk crops as tomatoes and common bean plants. The whitefly method provides a means of interfering with the plant-contamination process as well as the cultivation of...

2012-04-12 23:02:53

White flies can be killed with a non-toxic, environmentally friendly powder that is safe for plants and animals, and safe for people, making it far superior to older chemical pesticides that no longer work, the report says. (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 Planet Amazing has a new report that explains how white flies can be eliminated using non-toxic treatments. According to Justin Douglas of Planet Amazing, white fly treatment is a big concern for people with gardens, tomatoes, flower beds and...

2011-12-06 23:07:40

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are showing Arizona cotton growers how to reduce their dependence on broad-spectrum insecticides by controlling sweetpotato whiteflies with greener alternatives. Some Arizona growers continue to combat whiteflies with broad-spectrum insecticides that wipe out a number of insects, despite the availability of sprays that specifically target whiteflies. Steve Naranjo, a scientist with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS), and Peter...

2011-06-22 22:41:03

Fluorescent, metal-halide lights tested for effects on sweet potato whitefly resistance In horticultural production, growers often depend on systems that use artificial light to produce high-quality transplants. Although the systems are efficient, fluorescent lamps can produce plants with shorter shoots than those grown under natural light. Studies have indicated that this reduced shoot elongation is due to the high red:far red ratio of typical commercial fluorescent lamps, which emit little...

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2011-04-08 09:46:06

In a case of rapid evolution, bacteria have been found to give whiteflies - crop-damaging insects of global importance - an edge over their uninfected peers, new research from the University of Arizona suggestsIn just six years, bacteria in the genus Rickettsia spread through a population of the sweet potato whitefly (Bemisia tabaci), an invasive pest of global importance. Infected insects lay more eggs, develop faster and are more likely to survive to adulthood compared to their uninfected...

2011-03-09 14:49:27

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are working to give melon growers some relief from cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus, or CYSDV. In 2006, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologist Bill Wintermantel with the U.S. Agricultural Research Station in Salinas, Calif., and university colleagues identified the plant disease that growers in California's Imperial Valley and nearby Yuma, Ariz., noticed was spreading through their cucurbit fields. Cucurbit crops affected...

2009-09-06 07:21:40

Researchers seek disease-resistant cultivars to sustain watermelon crop production Watermelon vine decline (WVD) is a new and emerging disease that has created devastating economic losses for watermelon producers in Florida. Caused by the whitefly-transmitted squash vein yellowing virus (SqVYV), the disease created monetary losses estimated at $60 to $70 million in Florida during the 2004 growing season. The virus has become endemic in Florida and has appeared to varying degrees every season...


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