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Whiteflies targeting gardens and crops

September 6, 2007

Lee County-  A small white pest is targeting South Georgia vegetable gardens and cotton field.

Those pests are whiteflies. They're only one-sixteenth of an inch long, and are dangerous for cotton.

"A generation of Whiteflies takes about two to three weeks, they're particularly harmful right now because cotton is starting to open their honey due produces sooty mold on the lint as the cotton bolls open. They're also bad on squash, they cause silver leaf in squash," said Doug Collins, Lee County Extension Agent.

Pesticides can be used to protect the plants. The heat and drought have made them worse.

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