Effects of Feeding by Whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) on Brinjal and its Management Using Citrus aurantium Extracts


  • Mustapha Abubakar Department of Botany, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero 1144, Kebbi
  • Bhupendra Koul Department of Biotechnology, Lovely Professional University Phagwara 144411, Punjab
  • Ankush Raut Department of Entomology, Lovely Professional University Phagwara 144411, Punjab
  • Sanusi Muhammad Department of Biological Sciences, Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto 2346, Sokoto




Leaf damage, brinjal, cost-effective, ecofriendly Bemisia tabaci, sap sucking pests, Citrus aurantium, pest control, susceptible, infestation, management, Nigeria


This study examined the extent of damage caused by Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) on brinjal and the effects of citrus extracts in managing the menace using randomized block design during the 2022 and 2023 cropping seasons. The variety examined was highly susceptible with plants in T3 being the most affected. Citrus extracts differed significantly (p<5%) with its essential oil (30 ml/ l) being the most effective. The extracts are recommended to be incorporated in B. tabaci management practices of brinjal.


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Abubakar, M., Koul, B., Raut, A., & Muhammad, S. (2023). Effects of Feeding by Whitefly <i>Bemisia tabaci</i> (Genn.) on Brinjal and its Management Using <i>Citrus aurantium</i> Extracts. Indian Journal of Entomology, 86(2), 369–373. https://doi.org/10.55446/IJE.2023.1494



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