1990. London, United Kingdom. Daughtrey, M. L. 1996. 1995. While resistance is of concern, in greenhouse crop production, failure of chemical control is, however, more likely to be due to poor timing or poor coverage, and these factors should be considered before assuming that a resistant thrips population has developed. Traps placed against backgrounds of sharply contrasting color catch more thrips than traps against backgrounds of the same color. Strategies for the utilization of entomopathogenic fungi, pp. Many species of phytoseiid mites have been recorded as eating some stages of WFT (Sabelis and van Rijn 1997). WESTERN FLOWER THRIPS, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande), are serious pests of many greenhouse and field crops grown throughout the world (Tommasini and Maini 1995). Counts on traps are meaningful in two ways. Differences in virus transmission and scar porduction among males and females of the western flower thrips. and N. Zariffa. This has prompted interest in the exploitation of these microorganisms for thrips control. Adults. Commercial test kits for grower use are available. Tospoviruses: diagnosis, molecular biology, phylogeny, and vector relationships. However, Gill (1994) found that releases of A. cucumeris in crops of ornamental bedding plants (via the sachet release system) reduced the number of pesticide applications needed for WFT control from 5 to 0.4. In K. M. Smtih and M. A. Lauffer (eds.). Successful use of insecticides for WFT control requires attention to the issues of pesticide choice, coverage, phytotoxicity, and resistance. Compared to onion thrips (another important pest thrips in some greenhouse crops), WFT develops more rapidly, but lays fewer eggs, a higher proportion of which are males. An average of 2 eggs are laid per female per day. The developmental rates, fecundity and longevity of WFT are affected by many factors, including temperature, day length, and the plant species it is feeding on (Soria and Mollema 1992, Gaum et al. Charnley. In Parker, B. L., M. Skinner, and T. Lewis (eds.). Insecticide resistance in European and African strains of western flower thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) tested in a new residue-on-glass test. Ferguson, G. M. and J. S. Schmidt. Amblyseius hibisci and A. degenerans were considered by the authors to be good candidates for WFT control under conditions of short day length and low humidities. Baker, J. R., J. Instead, thrips counts on plants can be based on a presence-absence assessment, in which the sampler takes note of the proportion of samples with thrips, rather than actually counting numbers of thrips in each sample (Schmidt and Frey 1995). 1996. Weeds inside and outside (within a 10 meter perimeter) of a greenhouse should be destroyed as an important part of virus and thrips suppression (Cho et al. Riverside, CA 92521 Thrips as vec tors of plant pathogens, pp. 5. Nickle, W. R. and G. W. Wood. Infects larval stages and adult stage is sterilized. Feeding from bloom through shuck causes scars on the fruit surface that enlarge as the fruit grows, and may cause fruit deformity; Often Confused With The critical photoperiod for diapause induction is 12.5 hours day light, given a day temperature of 72°F (22°C) and night temperature of 63°F (17°C). Brownbridge, M. 1996. Plant Disease 76: 23-29. Thrips parasitoids are found in three families (Eulophidae, Trichogrammatidae, Mymaridae) and several genera. 1996. 1996b). Control of several insect pests on chrysanthemum was achieved when V. lecanii was applied every 14 days and relative humidity was artificially raised to high levels (> 95%) for four consecutive nights following spraying. While providing some reduction, such results have suggested that Orius species tested so far on ornamentals provide too little control to be acceptable and are uneconomical for use (Parrella and Murphy 1996). Effectiveness of. Greene, I. D. and M. P. Parrella. Diapause in the predacious mites, Rosin, F., D.I. In Loomans and van Lenteren’s (1996) test of C. americensis, for example, parasitism in a rose house remained below 10% over a five month trial even though an initial release of 2000 wasps was made. 1994, Sermann et al. Bethke, J.A., R.A. Redak and T.D. Screening of all openings is usually necessary (i.e., doors, vents). In Abstracts, Society for Invertebrate Pathology 28th Annual Meeting, 16-21 July 1995, Ithaca, New York. Plenum Press, New York. 1992). Howardula aptini (Sharga 1932) parasite in blueberry thrips in New Brunswick. In Israel, Rubin et al. Fungal pathogen provides control of western flower thrips in greenhouse flowers. Rose petals may develop dark streaks and spots from feeding injury that occurred before the buds opened, or the flower buds may deform and fail to open. 68.). Western flower thrips (WFT), Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is a native insect of the western part of North America that was first reported in 1895. Compendium of Flowering Potted Plant Diseases. After egg hatch, there are two feeding life stages (called the first and second instar larvae), followed by two immobile non-feeding stages (the propupa and pupa) that both occur in the soil. Monograph 17, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. This is a preview of subscription content, © Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-1409-5_91. Trichogrammatid and mymarid wasps in some genera are recorded as parasitoids of thrips eggs. (Combining the use of flower or plant tapings with trap counts may overcome some of the limitations present in the use of traps alone). 1991, Helyer et al. Weeds such as Galinsoga sp. Mound, L. A. and G. Kibby. 539-565. Western flower thrips: pale yellow to orange; dorsal side has dark markings down centre; darker in winter. Nymphs resemble adults in shape and colouring. Lindquist, R. 1996. Western flower thrip feeding causes discoloration and scarring of upper leaf surfaces or open blooms, petals, and fruits. Not all WFT developmental stages are equally susceptible to fungal infection. Elevated humidities for control of chrysanthemum pests with, Helyer, N. L., P. J. Brobyn, P. N. Richardson, and R. N. Edmondson. 1986. Nematodes in the families Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae kill a wide range of insects they contact in moist habitats, such as soil. 1972. Western flower thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) resistance to insecticides in coastal California greenhouses. Parrella, M. P. and B. Murphy. Loomans, A. J. M., T. Murai and I.D. 2,000 square feet) in large houses. To separate Frankliniella species from thrips in the genus Thrips (such as the onion thrips, Thrips tabaci Lindeman) there are three useful characters: number of setae ("hairs") on the pronotum (first body region behind the head), the number of pairs of setae between the compound eye and the simple eyes (ocelli) on the thrips head, and the presence of two complete rows of setae on the wings (Figs. Box 53400, Burlington, VT, 05405. In contrast to the above families of nematodes, members of the family Sphaerulariidae have a different mode of action that may be more suitable for use against WFT on foliage. Chyzik, R., I. Glazer, and M. Klein. Interactions with hymenopterous parasitoids and parasitic nematodes, pp. Use of the fungus. Environmental Entomology, 21: 322-330. Bulletin SROP 10 (2): 160-164. Use of initial strains of A. cucumeris during fall and winter in European and North American glasshouses failed to control WFT because short daylengths (below 11 hours light), together with low night temperatures, induced diapause in adult female mites, causing them to cease oviposition. (1995) and Brownbridge (1995) showed that B. bassiana, M. anisopliae and V. lecanii tend to be more active against WFT than are P. fumosoroseus or P. farinosus. 1992, Wijkamp et al. 1996, Loomans and van Lenteren 1996) to identify potential new natural enemies that might be used for augmentative biological control against WFT in greenhouse crops. Pathogenicity of the hyphomycete fungi. Journal of Economic Entomology 91: 671-677. Needs pollen as alternate food, Pollen producing crops, e.g., sweet pepper, Slow development and a lack of pest control, WFT eggs not affected; WFT adults very susceptible; WFT larvae intermediate susceptibility, Requires good coverage and high humidity to be effective, Used mainly against whiteflies and to supplement other thrips control programs, Propupae and pupae are susceptible to infection, Only effective against thrips in the soil. Daughtrey, M. L., R. L. Wick, and J. L. Peterson. For example, stock plants of some vegetatively-propagated floral crops can be grown flower-free. J Econ Entomol. Chambers et al. For thrips, this might be the ratio of predacious bugs or mites per leaf to the number of thrips per leaf. Potential Natural Enemies for Biological Control of Western Flower Thrips, 900 University Ave. Thrips as Crop Pests. 1992). Wijkamp, I., J. van Lent, R. Kormelink, R. Goldbach and D. Peters. 355-397. 1995. 67-73, In Proceedings of the 6th International Colloquium on Invertebrate Patholology and Microbial Control. Ravensberg, W. J. and K. Altena. 1993, van de Wetering et al. A general caveat about predacious mites is that many, if not most, eat a variety of materials, including plant pollen and fungal spores, in addition to arthropods. de Kogel, W.J., M van der Hoek, C. Mollema, 1997. Products can be rendered totally inactive within a few weeks or less at such temperatures. BCPC, United Kingdom. 1994). Pesticide resistance. 1996. Blumel, S. 1996. Montserrat, M., C. Castañé & S. Santamaria. Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) originated in western North America and has since become a major pest of vegetables, fruit and ornamental crops across the US and around the world.F. van Houten, Y. M. 1996. 1992. & A.K. This is likely related to the closer association of TSWV with vegetables and INSV with ornamentals (Daughtrey et al. 1991. Evaluation of. Identification and evaluation of native predators of. Transmission of tomato spotted wilt virus by the western flower thrips to weeds and native plants found in southern Ontario. Pupae are more susceptible to infection by M. anisopliae than are larvae (Vestergaard et al. Male WFT transmit TSWV much more efficiently than females (van de Wetering et al. Part of Springer Nature. The time spent counting insects on sticky traps can be reduced, with yellow traps at least, by counting only the insects on a one inch wide (2.3 cm) strip, rather than the whole trap surface (Heinz et al. Nematodes in the families Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae seem poorly suited for biological control of WFT because they are ineffective on foliage and can only be used against thrips in soil. 1996). WFT prefer to feed on flowers, so the longer a crop can be grown without flowering, the lower the thrips populations will be. 1995). Plant Disease 81: 1220-1230. CAB International, Wallingford, United Kingdom. 1998. R. G. Van Driesche, Department of Entomology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 01003. 1994, Vestergaard et al. Advances in Virus Research. The western flower thrips were originally from the western US, but began to spread in the 1960s and are now a global pest. In Parker, B. L., M. Skinner, and T. Lewis (eds.). Loomans, A. J. M., T. Murai, J. P. N. F. van Heest, and J. C. van Lenteren. 1997). Reservoir weed hosts of tomato spotted wilt virus. Mechanical exclusion of thrips can be achieved with appropriate screening. Predacious mites. Thrips damage includes streaks, silvery speckling, and small white patches. 115-118. Parasitic wasps. INSV does not become systemic in these petunia cultivars; therefore, infected plants that might result from their use as indicator plants will not become a virus reservoir within the greenhouse. Microbial control of greenhouse pests using entomopathogenic fungi in the USA. Thrips Biology and Management. Shipp et al. Rubin, A., O. Ucko, N. Orr, and R. Offenbach. Relationship of. 1993. Coll, M. and R. L. Ridgeway. Flower buds may abort in heavy infestations. Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis P. (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) is a major agricultural and horticulture pest worldwide (Kirk, 2002; Kirk and Terry, 2003). CAB International, United Kingdom. CAB International, United Kingdom. Western flower thrips (WFT) is distinguished from other Frankliniella species by the shape of antennal segment III, the size of the pronotal anteroangular setae, the position of the ocelli and interocellar setae, and the complete comb of posteromarginal setae on tergum VIII. Loomans, A. J. M. and J. C. van Lenteren. Flowering ornamental plantings around greenhouses should also be removed to reduce the chances for development of large populations of thrips adjacent to greenhouses. (1992) found high levels of resistance in certain WFT populations to permethrin, bifenthrin and abamectin, and moderate-to-high resistance to methomyl. An informative PowerPoint presentation that shows the key features that enable identification of Western flower thrips (WFT) versus the other thrips that are commonly found in vegetable crops. Older larvae and adults are not subject to attack. 1994. Canadian Journal of Zoology 42: 843-846. Insecticide resistance in western flower thrips, pp. While aspects of the biology of this species of nematode are known (Lysaght 1937, Nickle and Wood 1964, Wilson and Cooly 1972, Siddiqui 1985, Greene and Parrella 1995), greenhouse studies on population interactions with WFT are lacking. Identification of western flower thrips. A. Bethke, and E. A. Shearin. Diapause induction in the thrips predator. On cucumber, control is not reliable with A. cucumeris; however, use of either A. limonicus or A. degenerans provides effective control. In H.F. Evans [ed.]. Further investigations of new species or races of thrips parasitoids, perhaps subtropical or tropical species, might lead to discovery of wasps with faster developmental rates that might be more effective. and mirids (plant bugs, including the species Dicyphus tamaninii Wagner and Macrolophus caliginosus Wagner (Riudavets and Castañé 1998). Fungal biopesticides must be held under appropriate conditions at all times - in transit and in storage on the farm. In the 1970s and early 1980s, this species spread throughout North America (Beshear 1983). Trichilo, P. J. and T. F. Leigh, 1988. A chalcidoid planidium and an entomopathogenic nematode associated with the western flower thrips. These parasitoids lay their eggs in young thrips larvae. © 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. 1998. Predacious bugs. Adult western flower thrips. WFT population monitoring is necessary to detect incipient WFT problems in crops and to determine if control actions have been effective (see Chs. Sabelis, M.W. Any small (1mm long) pale yellow or buff colored thrips could be Western Flower Thrips and only with the use of a microscope (>50x mag) can the distinguishing long black spines on the front edge of the shoulders be observed. Viulm.-Andr.) Goodwin, S. and M. Y. Steiner. 28 Aug-2 Sept 1994, Montpelier, France. Of these various parasitoids, as potential biological control agents for WFT, most attention has been directed toward eulophids in the genus Ceranisus, principally C. menes (Walker) and C. americensis (Girault) (Loomans et al. In editors Biological Transmission of Disease Agents. Releases of the minute pirate bug, Fransen, J. J. and J.C. van Lenteren. Also, small populations are easier to control than large ones. Current status of biological control of thrips in Canadian greenhouses with. Tommasini and Nicoli (1996) found that egg laying by O. laevigatus from southern Italy (37o n. l.) was reduced less by short day lengths than was egg laying of a population from northern Italy (44o n. l.). Biological control of thrips with predatory mite releases began in European sweet pepper crops infested with the onion thrips, Thrips tabaci. Currently two Beauveria-based products, BotaniGard® (Mycotech Corp.) and Naturalis®-O (Troy Biosciences), are available for thrips management in greenhouses. Addition of a pyrethrin-like insecticide (e.g., resmethrin and others) to the application may increase contact of thrips with residues by inducing movement in thrips. Insect-killing fungi possess many features that make them ideal for use in IPM and have several distinct advantages over other biological control agents: (1) their activity is unaffected by factors such as day length that can limit the activity of some thrips predators such as Orius spp. Spray solutions should be used immediately because if they are held for several hours under warm conditions, spore viability will decline and the level of control will be reduced. NATO ASI Series. Following several years of research, commercial use of Amblyseius cucumeris and A. barkeri (mckenziei) was begun in 1985 in Holland with releases on about 25% of the Dutch pepper acreage under glass (de Klerk and Ramakers 1986). 1995; Chyzik et al. Parrella. Journal of Economic Entomology 87: 1141-1146. of Virology, Wageningen, the Netherlands) for information on virus transmission and Peter Krauter for assistance in editing and Sean Werle for redrawing Figures 1 and 2. Once the spores are attached to the insect, they germinate and pierce the insect’s body wall. Western flower thrips attack a wide range of plants including: carnations, chrysanthemums, corn, cotton, cucumbers, eggplants, gerberas, grapes, impatiens, melons, peaches, peanuts, peas, and peppers. 1992). Whether dealing with onion or western flower thrips, it is important Activity and persistence of thrips mycopathogens in potting soil, pp. Insecticide applications should be repeated on a five day schedule for at least three applications. 1990. Most fungicides had no toxic effects. 1996. Tel: (951) 827-6555, Geology Building, Room 2258Tel: (951) 827-6555Fax: (951) 827-5104, Department of Entomology Tomato spotted wilt virus, pp. Riudavets, J. and C. Castañé. Biological Control of Thrips Pests. The "active ingredients" in fungal preparations are spores, also called conidia. While in some cases three to five sprays at 3-5 day intervals have provided control of high populations, it is better to monitor thrips and begin fungal applications as soon as thrips are detected. Predacious bugs. 1964. (1998) have defined economic injury levels for WFT on sweet pepper in Canadian greenhouses. Loomans and van Lenteren (1995) provide a detailed summary of knowledge of thrips parasitoids. Parasitoids attacking thrips do not show much potential for the control of WFT. Because these nematodes have little or no effect in the habitat where adult and larval thrips are found (the plant’s foliage and buds), there is little prospect of these nematodes being highly effective, at least not without very frequent use. High-volume spray applications that produce a fine mist with good leaf wetting (but not to run-off) give better levels of control than low volume electrostatic sprays (Brownbridge et al. The problem inherent in the use of any of these nematodes is that only a small portion of the WFT population will be present in the soil at any one time. 1991. van de Wetering, F., R. Goldbach and D. Peters. 1995). Damage: The western flower thrips feeds on the flowers and foliage by inserting its modified left mandible into the tissue, and sucking the fluids from cells. WFT lays its eggs in plant tissue, using a blade-like ovipositor to insert eggs into leaves, buds, and petals. CAB International, United Kingdom. Biological control of WFT, for example, works better on sweet pepper than on many other crops because populations of predatory mites build up by feeding on the abundant pollen supply on this plant. 1994, van Rijn et al. Such plant tapping can be used to determine if thrips are present, and to gain a rough estimate of their numbers. IOBC Bull. Similarly, the fungal pathogen Aschersonia aleyrodis is compatible with the parasitoid Encarsia formosa (used for whitefly control) because it does not infect whiteflies that have been parasitized for more than three days (Fransen and van Lenteren 1994). Monitoring. 1990, Steiner and Tellier 1990), O. insidiosus (van den Meiracker and Ramakers 1991), and O. laevigatus (Chambers et al. Prevention. Effectiveness of a soil application of Verticillium lecanii on soilborne stages of. Proceedings, Tenth Conference on Insect and Disease Management on Ornamentals. Basic research to assess other species of thrips parasitoids as potential biological control agents for WFT is needed and some is underway. Predation by insects and mites, pp. 1991. Verticillium lecanii successfully infected WFT pupae in soil, but the fungus persisted poorly in non-sterile potting media (Hirte et al. Amblyseius cucumeris releases expanded to about 60% of the Dutch pepper crop within one year, and control was judged satisfactory in about 80% of cases. Western flower thrips: identification, biology, and research on the development of control strategies, pp. Adults are the most susceptible stage; however, infected adults continue to lay eggs for a few days. These general limitations should be kept in mind for all the mite species discussed below. Bulltein IOBC/WPRS 19(1): 15-18. Effect of photoperiod on the bionomics of. Biology. Potential of tomato spotted wilt tospovirus plant hosts in Hawaii as virus reservoirs for transmission by. Immaraju, J. Shapiro and L.C. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 74: 225-234. van Houten, Y. M., P. van Stratum, J. Bruin, and A. Veerman. Trends in Microbiology 4: 197-204. If thrips feed within developing buds, the damaged cells fail to grow as the leaf or flower expands, resulting in deformed leaves or flowers. Hirte, W., H. Triltsch & H. Sermann. 1995b. 1996. Screening with 135 micron size openings can substantially reduce thrips entry to greenhouses (Bethke et al. (1995) found that WFT from five commercial greenhouses in North America were resistant to diazinon, methomyl, bendiocarb, and cypermethrin. Developmental times of the immature stages of Ceranisus species are relatively long, 25-50 days depending on the host species, if temperatures are in the 20-25°C range, and much longer (up to 130 days) at temperatures below 20°C. Demographical parameters of. Effects of resistance in cucumber upon life-history components of. Identification tip: Western flower thrips can be white, yellow, orange, brown, or black. 1996). Monitoring of the western flower thrips, Schreiter, G., T. M. Butt, A. Beckett, S. Vestergaard, and G. Mortiz. 1997). Because most WFT pupate in soil or potting media, an alternative to foliage application is to apply pesticides to soil (Helyer et al. (ed.). 1995b, Loomans and van Lenteren 1996). A non-diapausing strain of the subtropical species A. limonicus was identified in laboratory tests as having the highest predation and oviposition rates of five candidate species (van Houten et al. Temperatures >40°C are not uncommon in pesticide storage sheds and are unsuitable for fungi. Summary of Life Table Data for Western Flower Thrips, Table 2. Grower Talks 61 (July): 114-117. New records of thrips in Georgia. The principal predacious insects associated with WFT populations have been anthocorid bugs (minute pirate bugs, Orius spp.) Fungal entomopathogens recovered from Vermont forest soils. Early season supplementary lighting using tungsten bulbs to extend the photoperiod ensured good control of thrips on peppers in February and March by preventing diapause and thus promoting breeding by O. laevigatus on the crop. This is a widely distributed species that has been found on many greenhouse crops, preying on WFT and other thrips species. 1994). 184.168.152.109, Western flower thrips (WFT) is distinguished from other. Petunia (Petunia X hybrida Hort. However, a cheap rearing method based on use of flowering castor beans (Ricinus communis) has been developed (Ramakers and Voet 1995). On sweet peppers, a nondiapausing strain of A. cucumeris provides adequate control and is in commercial use. Critical attributes are those that determine the ability of the species to survive under greenhouse conditions, to increase to high densities, and to consume the greatest number of thrips. In Parker, B. L., M. Skinner, and T. Lewis (eds.) Tomalak, M. 1991. We summarize our collective knowledge of the published literature and personal experience. Insect screening, pp. Mycologia 85: 358-361. The potential of flower odours for use in population monitoring of western flower thrips. Western flower thrips is primarily a pest of herbaceous plants; but high populations can damage flowers on woody plants, such as roses. Lewis, T. Amblyseius cucumeris cannot survive below 32°F (0°C), but can be stored for up to 10 weeks at 48°F (9°C) with only 37% mortality. (1996) found that O. laevigatus failed to control WFT in pepper during the winter, but that better results appeared to occur with O. albidipennis (Reuter). IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 19 (1): 51-54. Brownbridge, M. 1995. 1991. K. M. Heinz, Department of Entomology, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas, 77843. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 65: 414-418. In addition to knowing the number of thrips present in a crop, it is also important to know if thrips are infected with tospoviruses. 1996). Thrips Biology and Management. 1996. Western flower thrips 0.05 inches : 8 . This may take the form of a ratio of the number of natural enemies to the number of pests. 1  Introduction2  Pest Identification and Biology3  Damage and Relation to Plant Diseases4  Monitoring and Controlling Western Flower Thrips5  Biological Control Approaches5.1  Efficacy Trials with Pests and Parasites5.2   Biology and Efficacy of Pathogens5.3  Nematodes5.4  Summary6  References7  Additional Information. 1995. Thresholds would, of course, have to be changed proportionately. Several nematodes in the genus Steinernema have been tested to assess their ability to kill WFT stages in soil. Proceedings, 1997 British Crop Protection Council Symposium (No. In H.F. Evans [ed.]. CAB International, United Kingdom. 225-229. BCPC, United Kingdom. Molting is an important factor in insect resistance to infection, especially in an insect like WFT in which the time between molts is short. Citrus Drive Riverside, CA 92521, tel: (951) 827-4714 email: mark.hoddle@ucr.edu, COLLEGE OF NATURAL & AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, Vibrational Mating Calls of the Blue-Green Sharpshooter, 4  Monitoring and Controlling Western Flower Thrips, 5.1  Efficacy Trials with Pests and Parasites, Suppliers of Beneficial Organisms in North America, College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, Developmental Time (days) on Chrysanthenum, Degree Days (egg to adult) on Chrysanthenum, Expensive to rear at high densities. Temperature influences infection and different pathogens work best at different temperatures. Bulletin IOBC/WPRS 19(1): 47-50. Life history and life tables of western flower thrips. 1996, Gill 1997, Murphy et al. Special thanks are extended to all who contributed photographs. Chemical control. 1995a, Loomans and van Lenteren 1996, Castineiras et al. Invasion and development of V. lecanii in WFT have been studied by Schreiter et al. Effect of storage temperature and formulation on viability and infectivity of. Therefore even highly effective measures taken against this part of the population, unless repeated frequently, will fail to control the population. 1994, Brødsgaard 1994a, Katayama 1997). Microbial Insecticides: Novelty or Necessity? In order to utilize fungi efficiently, though, it is important to understand how they work, how they may best be applied, and places where they can and cannot be used. © 2021 Regents of the University of California. Alternatively, thrips may be monitored with sticky traps or "the tapping method." laid more eggs than did the mirids (D. tamaninii, and M. caliginosus) (Riudavets and Castañé 1998). In Lewis, T. 1997. Stobbs, L. W., A. Oetting, R. D. 1988. In North American greenhouse plants, INSV is the predominant of the two viruses, but in Europe, TSWV is the common form. 243-252. 1 Department of Entomology, National Chung Hsing University; 250 Kuan-Kung Rd., Taichung, Taiwan 40227. In young poinsettia and impatiens, thrips feeding distorts the outline of developing leaves. 1995, Lowry et al. Rather, larvae live to become sterile adults that vector the nematodes (in their feces) into buds and flowers where thrips congregate. Rather than rely on threshold values developed at some other site, under conditions that are likely to differ from one’s own, growers may do better by using thrips counts from their own monitoring efforts in past crops. 1997. Recent developments in the control of thrips in sweet pepper and cucumber. Also, an in-greenhouse rearing process (called the "banker plant system") has been developed (Ramakers and Voet 1996). 1990. 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