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Thrips

Thrips

Thrips

Frankliniella occidentalis

Color:  Most thrips range in color from translucent white or yellowish to dark brown or blackish, depending on the species and life stage. A few species are more brightly colored, such as the distinctive reddish orange abdomen

Size:    less than 1/20 inch long 

Thrips feed within buds and furled leaves or in other enclosed parts of the plant.

Feeding by thrips typically causes tiny scars on leaves and fruit, called stippling, and can stunt growth. Damaged leaves may become papery and distorted. Infested terminals may discolor, become rolled, and drop leaves prematurely

  • Use sticky bright yellow or blue sticky traps to catch adults.
  • Cover soil with reflective mulch, which repels flying thrips if foliage covers less than about half of the soil surface.
  • Prune off declining, injured, or infested plant parts.
  • Conserve parasites and predators by avoiding persistent pesticides.
  • Avoid overwatering or applying nitrogen fertilizer, which may increase thrips populations.

Apply row covers, or cages over small plants to exclude thrips.

MANUFACTURER RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS AND TREATMENT FOR Thrips CONTROL

Pests need food, water, and shelter. Often the problem may be solved just by removing these key items. Before even thinking about chemical pest control, it is important to be aware of Pest’s Conducive conditions & It’s Recommendations.

Pesticides can be purchased in many different forms, each form has specific uses and application methods The pesticide application method you choose depends on the nature and habits of the target pest, the properties of the pesticide, the suitability of the application equipment, and the cost and efficiency of alternative methods. Your choice is often predetermined by one or more of these factors. Follow label directions for volume recommendations and application rates based on the pest to be controlled and utilize appropriate application tips on equipment. , these application methods are for informational purposes only. To know specific applications method/s for the product you buy, please refer actual packages for complete Label Verbiage.

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