Burke – Jenkins Ag News

Silverleaf White Fly

The Silverleaf Whitefly is a cotton pest we are starting to see in this area.  This pest has the ability to reduce yield, especially in environments where beneficial insects have been reduced.  As cotton begins to open another issue from this pest can be stained lint.  Under the right conditions this pest can multiply rapidly.  Risk for Silverleaf Whitefly is greater in hairy leaf cotton, later planted, and cotton in hot and dry conditions.  Please see the attached handouts for scouting and control of this pest.