SPIDER MITES
Pest and Disease

SPIDER MITES

Spider mites or red spider mites are common pest problems on many plants. Many crops are host to spider mites; cassava, okra, papaya,  bele,  tomato, sweet potato, eggplant, beans, taro, cucumber, squash, other cucurbits, many ornamentals, and weeds are also hosts. Spider mites are a type of arachnid, but they are not insects, relatives of…

HOW TO GET RID OF MEALYBUGS
Pest and Disease

HOW TO GET RID OF MEALYBUGS

Mealybugs are worldwide pests of ornamental plants grown indoors (greenhouse) and outdoors (scape environments and conservatories). As well as both greenhouse and field-grown ornamentals are commonly attacked by mealybug. Mealybugs feed on a wide range of plants. Mealybugs are difficult to manage with insecticides and the host plant range depends on the particular mealybug species….

WHITEFLY
Pest and Disease

WHITEFLY

Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) is a plant sap-feeding insect which belongs to the order Homoptera, is a global pest causing significant loss to a wide variety of agricultural commodities. Whiteflies are not true flies. It is related to aphids, scales, and mealybugs. Whiteflies cause damage to plants in two ways. Such as by sucking the sap…