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Whitefly is the source of Cotton Leaf Curl Virus

Representative of department of Agricultural said that whitefly is the source of Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCV). So, growers must take immediate steps to eradicate weeds and other host plants from cotton field in time after monsoon to control the attack of whitefly. Important Host plants of Whitefly are okra, tobacco, potato, pumpkin, brinjal, cucumber, bitterguard, tomato, tenda, watermelon, muskmelon, sunflower and chilly. They said that cotton growers should plough field with tractor or specific Rotavator for timely weeds control. Incidence of whitefly attack is high in hot and dry weather.

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