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ENY862: Intercropping, Crop Diversity and Pest Management

Figure 14. Papaya banker plant in tomato screenhouse. Papaya is a host for a whitefly species that does not attack horticultural crops. Whitefly parasitoids become established in whitefly on the papaya and are available to parasitize the silverleaf whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) attacking tomato.

Credit: Hugh Smith