USDA Grants $3.2 Million Toward Whitefly Research | VSCNews

Researchers will focus specifically on vegetable systems and find long-term sustainable solutions to manage whiteflies and whitefly-transmitted virus complexes. There are three whitefly-transmitted viral pathogens, which are known to reduce the quality of vegetable crops, specifically cucurbits: cucurbit leaf crumple virus, cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus and sida golden mosaic virus.

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whiteflys on underside of cucurbit leaf

Whiteflies infest fall cucurbits.