WHITEFLY

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…

APHIDS

APHIDS

Aphid is the common name for the insects belonging to the superfamily Aphidoidea, within the order Hemiptera. All aphids are small, soft-bodied insects with long, slender mouthparts, pear-shaped insects with long legs and antennae. Most species of aphids have a pair of tube-like structures called cornicles projecting backwards out of their bodies’ hind end and…

POWDERY MILDEW

POWDERY MILDEW

Powdery mildew is a disease that affects a wide range of plants, including agronomic crops, fruit, vegetable, and herbaceous and woody ornamentals. It is caused by many different species of fungi. The disease is easy to diagnose as its symptoms are quite distinctive. All powdery mildew fungi require living plant tissue to grow. The important…

ROOT AND TUBER CROPS

ROOT AND TUBER CROPS

Any plant with an edible underground storage organ is known as root and tuber crops.it can be divided into two parts namely modified root and modified stem. Again modified roots can be divided into two parts; taproots and adventitious root.   The stem is normally divided into nodes and internodes. The node holds one or more…

HOW TO IDENTIFY PLANT BACTERIAL, VIRAL, AND FUNGAL DISEASES

HOW TO IDENTIFY PLANT BACTERIAL, VIRAL, AND FUNGAL DISEASES

According to the disease triangle when these three elements coincide, plant disease will occur. Eliminating just one of them will keep your plant healthy. There are two types of plant diseases: non-infectious and infectious. In non -infective plant diseases there is no pathogen involvement. No, transmit. These diseases are caused by abiotic factors like nutrient…