Web seminar focuses on whiteflies, tomato virus

12/26/2013 03:39:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

silverleaf whiteflyCourtesy Agricultural Research ServiceSilverleaf whiteflies can spread tomato yellow leaf curl virus.You can learn more about whiteflies and tomato yellow leaf curl virus in Florida from the comfort of your own office through a new Focus on Tomato Web seminar.

Phil Stansly, a University of Florida entomologist, will lead the 24-minute presentation, "Integrated Pest Management of Whiteflies and TYLCV in Florida Fresh Market Tomatoes," according to a news release.

TYLCV can cause up to 90 percent losses if left uncontrolled.

It is spread by whiteflies, which pick up the virus from infected plants and then transmit it to healthy plants as they feed.

Stansly will discuss the pros and cons of each management option.

The presentation will be available through Feb. 28.

View other tomato-related educational seminars on Focus on Tomato.

Focus on Tomato is produced by the non-profit Plant Management Network, a collaboration of the American Phytopathological Society, American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America.

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