Integrated citrus thrips control reduces secondary pests
Beth Grafton-Cardwell, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
Ashley Eller, UC Riverside
Neil V. O'Connell, Tulare County
California Agriculture 49(2):23-28. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v049n02p23.
Treating with selective insecticides after thrips infestation thresholds were reached resulted in fewer secondary pests such as citrus red mite.
B. Grafton-Cardwell is Assistant IPM Specialist and Research Entomologist in the Department of Entomology, UC Riverside, stationed at the Kearney Agricultural Center; A. Eller is Staff Research Associate, UC Riverside, stationed at the Lindcove Research and Extension Center; N. O'Connell is UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor, Tulare County.
The authors thank J. Morse, UC Riverside, for review of the manuscript. This study was conducted with grant support from the USDA-ES Smith-Lever IPM Project.