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New methodology to control whitefly results in patent filing by Embrapa

The unit of Genetic and Biotechnology Resources of Brazil’s National Agricultural Research Company (Embrapa) located in the country’s capital, Brasília, has filed on June 7, 2016 a patent request for the new methodology of production of a resistant plant to the pests through the RNA interfering technology. Read the full …

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Complex Virus Diseases of Sweetpotato

Both components of the virus complex that cause the sweetpotato virus disease (SPVD) in Nigeria can individually be transmitted by their respective vectors from diseased sweetpotato to healthy sweetpotato and to test plant, Ipomoea setosa. But in Isolation, neither the aphid nor the whitefly-transmitted component, both latent in sweetpotato, can …

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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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