I have a small garden in Delhi and many of my plants are now infested with small greyish white insects that look like bugs. They are mainly on the stems of plants and rarely on leaves. The infestation is huge with scores and hundreds of these on most plants.
A picture of the bug can be viewed here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Plant_Pest_in_Delhi.jpg
I will be grateful for any help and suggestions.
Thanks Srikanth, Jay for identification and suggestions.
I researched mealybug and discovered that a bio pesticide Verticillium Lecanii is very effective in controlling this infestation. I found this on ebay: http://www.ebay.in/itm/2618261.....1439.l2649. I tried it out last week and I must say that was very pleasantly surprised by the results. The infestation went down by about 90%. I will spray once more later this week. My plants are already looking much healthier. Here are some references for members who may have a similar problem:
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