By A. N. Basu
A major insect pest whose unprecedented population explosions during the past decade caused a sensation in various parts of the globe, the whitefly- Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius)- both causes direct damage to plants and transmits a large number of plant viruses. Infestation has typically resulted in losses of up to 80 percent in yields of cotton, soybeans, tobacco, and other crops. In this invaluable reference, A. N. Basu has compiled, for the first time, all of the significant international research on B. tabaci entomology, plant virology, and management and control of this widespread pest. The volume will be an essential resource for entomologists, plant virologists, and agronomists, who will be interested in having the latest information about B. tabaci.