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An e-GRO Alert:Time for thrips already?

March 24, 2015  By Dan Gilrein entomology specialist Cornell University

March 24, 2015 – Good thrips management starts with cultural controls.

There have been several early inquiries about thrips this spring. Just to be clear, we’re talking about western flower thrips (WFT), which owe their notoriety to both insecticide resistance and ability to carry tospovirus, to say nothing of the actual direct damage they cause  to plants. (Chilli thrips and other species can also be troublesome but are not as widespread and generally easier to manage).

WFT seem to know the worst time for putting in an appearance – flowers are in full bloom, sales are hot, and Mother’s Day is around the corner.


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