Thrips Solution Guide

Thrips Solution Guide

Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) is known for being an efficient vector of several Tospoviruses and a persistent problem in greenhouse operations where production occurs year-round. There are several other thrips that can also be problematic on ornamentals and in different production … Continued
Biocontrol of Western flower thrips in cut flowers

Biocontrol of Western flower thrips in cut flowers

The ability of commercially available thrips predators to reduce western flower thrips (WFT) was examined on gerberas, chrysanthemums and roses. Three foliage predators were found to have the greatest potential to manage WFT. Two predatory mites and a pirate bug reduced thrips numbers … Continued
Biocontrol of Western flower thrips in cut flowers

Biocontrol of Western flower thrips in cut flowers

The ability of commercially available thrips predators to reduce WFT was examined on gerberas, chrysanthemums and roses. Three foliage predators were found to have the greatest potential to manage WFT. Two predatory mites and a pirate bug reduced thrips numbers by about 30 … Continued
Biological control of western flower thrips in gerberas, chrysanthemums and roses

Biological control of western flower thrips in gerberas, chrysanthemums and roses

For the cut flower industry, the results indicate that T. montdorensis and N. cucumeris are N. cucumerithe most effective commercially available predators that provide control of western flower thrips (WFT) in Australia. Orius armatus shows promise for the cut flower industry; however, further research … Continued
AFI – Thrips Management in glasshouses

AFI – Thrips Management in glasshouses

The use of a new group of chemical attractants to aid early identification of thrips infestations in greenhouse crops is the goal of research being undertaken by an international science collaboration.