|Growers want to avoid sticky cotton.|
|Aphids populate a cotton leaf.|
|Silverleaf whitefly will leave honeydew on cotton plants.|
- Of the 600 leaf samples taken in Fresno County, 19 percent of the leaves were infested with silverleaf whitefly nymphs and 4 percent with aphids.One-third of the sample sites had leaves with honeydew and 27 percent with sooty mold.
- Of the 620 leaf samples taken in Merced County, 5 percent had whitefly and 1 percent aphids. Forty-four percent of the sample sites had leaves with honeydew and 42 percent with sooty mold.
- Of the 20 leaf samples taken in Madera County, 15 percent of the leaves had whitefly and none had aphids. One of the sites had leaves with honeydew and sooty mold.