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sweetpotato whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci)

sweetpotato whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci)

Pesticide-resistant sweetpotato whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci), also sometimes known as silverleaf whiteflies, in Arizona cotton fields spurred Steve Naranjo, Ph.D., and colleague Peter Ellsworth, Ph.D., to study and obtain an emergency registration for new selective pesticides and develop strategies for using them to greatest advantage. A pair of the whiteflies are shown here feeding on a watermelon leaf. (Photo by Stephen Ausmus, USDA-ARS)

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