Insect and mite pests on eggplant: a field guide for indentification and management

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This field guide contains information on the major insect and mites damaging eggplant. The biology of each species is discussed. Detailed photographs showing damage symptoms allow for rapid identification of pest and disease problems. For each pest, IPM strategies for the topics are outlined.
This guide provides comprehensive information for eggplant growers and extension staff about the major insect and mite pests on eggplant and their management. The simple, low-cost integrated pest management (IPM) techniques outlined in this guide provide satisfactory, sustainable management and can help eggplant growers decrease their reliance on chemical pesticides.

R. Srinivasan
AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center