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Record number 525897
Title Controlling Echinothrips americanus with predatory mites and bugs : growing problem in ornamentals under glass
Author(s) Messelink, Gerben; Gasemzadeh, Somayyeh; Leman, Ada
Source In Greenhouses : the international magazine for greenhouse growers 6 (2017)3. - ISSN 2215-0633 - p. 12 - 13.
Department(s) WUR GTB Gewasgezondheid Bodem en Water
Publication type Article in professional journal
Publication year 2017
Abstract As every grower knows, thrips are a huge problem in ornamentals grown under glass. The usual suspect is the Californian thrips, a species with a strong preference for flowers. But in recent years another polyphagous thrips has been increasingly raising its head: Echinothrips americanus. Without timely intervention, this typical leaf-dwelling thrips can cause considerable damage to ornamentals such as gerbera and rose. Scientists have been taking another close look at how to control this thrips with a range of species of predatory mites and bugs.
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