October 31, 2011
I'm a newbie terrace gardener and trying my hand at growing vegetables in pots. I'm recently seeing some white powdery insect behind the leaves.
What is this? Is this harmful? How can I remove this organically? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!
August 5, 2011
Hi venkysrini, I had this in my Okra too.I google searched and they looked like mealy bugs.I had to wipe the undersurface of each leaf with an 1:1 solution of alcohol and water.It disappeared altogether but reappeared in matter of days but in smaller numbers.I repeated the procedure and they came back as small scattered colonies-sometimes seen as concentric white circles,sometimes as cottony clumps and sometimes I could find white flies too.But hands down,they are very much manageable and I haven't seen any in the past few weeks. .I had set up yellow oily traps around Okra plants and before the rains I could find white flies getting trapped on it too!!Hope these help!