Research Notes : Oviposition of Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) in F1 soybean plants of crosses between PI 229,358 and commercial varieties
The whitefly Bemisia tabaci is an important vector of virus diseases of cotton, soybean, bean, tomato and other crops. Soybean is a good host for this insect and the increase in the soybean acreage in Brazil has brought an uprise in the whitefly population and whitefly-transmitted viruses. The introduction of resistance against this whitefly in soybean commercial varieties may benefit many crops in Brazil.