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Citrus flowering but whitefly outbreak

Posted by tmc2009 6a (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 9, 13 at 8:07

I guess this can be a problem in greenhouses as I'm quickly learning. It's starting to get pretty warm in the greenhouse with the warming temperatures outside and some nice clear sky days. I brought them outside for a quick spray with the hose as a short term solution to knock the numbers down a little bit. I might try some neem oil next.

Here is a link that might be useful: Citrus update and whitefly outbreak

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RE: Citrus flowering but whitefly outbreak

  • Posted by mksmth oklahoma 7a (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 9, 13 at 16:29

Hey newengland

im battling them as well in my greenhouse. Not so much on the citrus but on this years vegetable seedlings. Neem oil every couple of days is doing a decent job. The key is to do successive treatments as the eggs hatch. Dont forget to do the underside of the leaves.

I also make my own yellow sticky traps out of bright yellow posted board and sticky gel. The gel I get at a local Ag store that is specific for trapping flies and gnats. White flies are attracted to the yellow

I think you can use plain old KY jelly as the sticky part also.


This post was edited by mksmth on Tue, Apr 9, 13 at 16:38

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