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Biological and selective control of the sweetpotato whitefly, bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hom.: aleyrodidae)

Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) whitefly (SPWF), Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) is widely spread throughout the tropics and sub-tropics. The pest infests many food crops, ornamentals, and weeds. In temperate countries, whitefly infestations often occur in greenhouse crops. For the most part, infestations have been trivial. Then, in the 1970s and 1980s, extraordinary …

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