Chilli Leaf Curl Virus Alert


Leaves curl upward, pucker, and reduced in size. Severely affected plants are stunted and bear no fruit.

Who Am I?

It’s a virus that spreads fast, is transmitted by whiteflies, and is a serious threat to chilli fields.

Control Measures

The following are a few generic names of products found throughout large parts of the world and are frequently used against whitefly: Imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, spirotetramat, cyantraniliprole, buprofezin, acetamiprid, thiachloprid, dinotefuran, chlorpyrifos, bifenthrin, spiromesifen, and thiocyclam hydrogene oxalate.

Azadirachtin, pyrethrum, neem oil, potassium salts of fatty acids, and tea tree oil

*Names marked in red are considered to be highly poisonous to beneficial insects.

*Names marked in green are considered to be organic and IPM (integrated pest management) compatible.

Caution and careful notice should be taken when using any plant protection products (insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides). It is the grower’s sole responsibility to keep track of the legal uses and permissions with respect to the laws in their country and destination markets. Always read the instructions written on labels, and in a case of contradiction, work in accordance to the product label. Keep in mind that information written on the label usually applies to local markets. Pest control products intended for organic farming are generally considered to be less effective in comparison to conventional products. When dealing with organic, biologic, and to some extent a small number of conventional chemical products, a complete eradication of a pest or disease will often require several iterations of a specific treatment or combination of treatments.

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