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E-Gro Alert offers the latest on thrips


February 27, 2013
By Dan Gilrein Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

Feb. 27, 2013 — Spring is in the air … and so are thrips. They’re out there, you know it, even if you don’t see them.

Feb. 27, 2013 — Spring is in the air … and so are thrips. They’re out there, you know it, even if you don’t see them.

Like a bad penny, they keep turning up each year, and usually at the worst time when crops bloom and time is scarce.

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Usually we’re talking western flower thrips (WFT) here. All but the newest growers will recall how scary WFT were some years ago, with few effective products to control them.

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