Integrated management tactics for Frankliniella thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in field-grown pepper.
- S. Reitz, Erika L. Yearby, J. Funderburk, J. Stavisky, M. Momol, S. Olson
- MedicineJournal of Economic Entomology
It is suggested that UV-reflective mulch, combined with early season applications of spinosad, can effectively reduce abundance of thrips in field-grown pepper.
Predation of Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Field Peppers by Orius insidiosus (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae)
It is concluded that O. insidious was an effective predator that suppressed populations of Frankliniella spp.
Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) integrated pest management programs for fruiting vegetables in Florida.
- O. Demirozer, Kara Tyler-Julian, J. Funderburk, N. Leppla, S. Reitz
- BiologyPest Management Science
- 1 December 2012
Integrated pest management programs for fruiting vegetables that are widely implemented in Florida and have significantly improved the management of western flower thrips and thrips-transmitted viruses.
Flower nitrogen status and populations of Frankliniella occidentalis feeding on Lycopersicon esculentum
The results are consistent with beneficial effects of high dietary nitrogen to thrips populations, and also support the hypothesis that aromatic amino acids play a central role in the nutritional ecology of F. occidentalis.
Effects of host plant and temperature on growth and reproduction of Thrips palmi (Thysanoptera : Thripidae)
Information needed to understand population dynamics of thrips in important vegetable crops is provided, information which will be valuable in developing and evaluating cultural and biological controls for this extremely damaging pest.
Management of the Western Flower Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Fruiting Vegetables
- J. Funderburk
- 26 March 2009
Management of F. occidentalis in pepper integrates conservation of natural populations of the predator, Orius insidiosus (Say), with the use of reduced-risk insecticides such as spinetoram for the control of western flower thrips and other pests.
Population abundance and movement of Frankliniella species and Orius insidiosus in field pepper
1 A recent study revealed the capacity of the Orius insidiosus to suppress populations of Frankliniella spp. in field pepper during the spring when thrips are rapidly colonizing and reproducing. In…
Seasonal Abundance of Flower-Inhabiting Frankliniella Species (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on Wild Plant Species
Thrips that vector tomato spotted wilt virus was similar to that of non vectors in Rowers of wild hosts and all Frankliniella species exhibited a wide host range in April and May.
Western Flower Thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis [Pergande])
One of many species of thrips found in Florida, Frankliniella occidentalis, is a pest of several crops throughout Florida and the world, causing injury by feeding and by transmission of plant…
Invasion Biology, Ecology, and Management of Western Flower Thrips.
- S. Reitz, Yulin Gao, W. Kirk, M. Hoddle, K. Leiss, J. Funderburk
- BiologyAnnual Review of Entomology
- 7 January 2020
Information is synthesized on effective integrated management approaches for western flower thrips that have developed through research on its biology, behavior, and ecology that facilitate its use as a model study organism and will guide development of appropriate management practices.