1206 Population abundance of Thrips palmi and its management options by using chemical insecticides and biocontrol agents

Tuesday, December 14, 2010: 4:11 PM
Towne (Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center)
Dakshina Seal , Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, Homestead, FL
Garima Kakkar , University of Florida, Fort Pierce, FL
The melon thrips, Thrips palmi Karny is an economically important pest of all vegetables crops in the south Florida. It causes significant loss of marketable yield due to its feeding damage. Various insecticides were used to control this pest. During the last two seasons, commonly used insecticides did not provide satisfactory control of this pest. In the present study, efforts will be made to understand its population dynamics and effectiveness of various old and new insecticides

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.52618