Whiteflies Flying

Recent stops to greenhouses found a few whiteflies flitting about the poinsettia crops.  Though the numbers aren’t large, a few random flies should spur you into a much more detailed inspection.  In the houses I checked the adults were just an indicator that there were several hotspots with pupae ready to produce even more adults.  Don’t wait, inspect plants throughout the houses, make sure yellow cards are in place and check pesticide rotations and efficacy of application especially in any whitefly hot spots.