Agri Doctor TipAgroStar Agronomy Centre of Excellence
Spiraling whitefly in coconut !
This pest was first seen in 2016 in Tamil Nadu and Kerala and later on spread in other states as well. Adult’s insects are three times larger than the normal whiteflies. Female laid eggs in circular shape on the leaves with a white wax coating. On small trees spray Bouveria bassiana, a fungus base powder @ 40 g or neem oil @ 50 ml per 10 lit of water. In case of bigger trees, apply recommended insecticides with root feeding method.