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Tiny white insects on my okra plantation

Okra    Nigeria

I am new to the okra farming system in Nigeria, having planted the seeds 25 days now, but I am afraid by noticing some tiny white insects flying around when the plant is touch from under the leaves.
Aren't the tiny white insects dangerous to my okra plantation?


Posted by: LAWAL ALIYU KOKO (1 point) LAWAL ALIYU KOKO
Posted: October 18, 2017

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Better if u can put an image of the insects for proper identification.

From your description it seems, the insect is white-fly. It can be dangerous for your plantation as it can cause rapid transmission of diseases (leaf curl virus, etc) in your okra plantation. If you are doing organic cultivation use following methods to manage this pest:
Light trap in field
Sticky traps
Fumigation with neem leaves


Posted by: Madhav (2 points) Madhav
Posted: October 18, 2017

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David Hughes commented,
Thanks Madhav for answering on PlantVillage
about 1 month ago.



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I agree with Madhav, it sounds like whitefly but an image is needed.

Whitefly are small plant sucking insects. The latin name is Bemisia tabaci. As adults they stick their mouthparts into the plant to suck the juices. This take resources from the plant (and reduces how much you harvest). They often transmit viral diseases.

Try to provide images.

What sort of control tools do you have for insect pests? How big is your farm?


Posted by: David Hughes (141 points) David Hughes
Posted: October 18, 2017

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