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Integrated management tactics for Frankliniella thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in field-grown pepper.
It is suggested that UV-reflective mulch, combined with early season applications of spinosad, can effectively reduce abundance of thrips in field-grown pepper. Expand
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. Expand
Emergence of Groundnut ringspot virus and Tomato chlorotic spot virus in Vegetables in Florida and the Southeastern United States.
Further spread of GRSV and TCSV in the United States is possible and detection of mixed infections highlights the opportunity for additional reassortment of tospovirus genomic RNAs. Expand
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. InExpand
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. Expand
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. Expand
Population Dynamics of Frankliniella spp. and Tomato Spotted Wilt Incidence as Influenced by Cultural Management Tactics in Tomato
Investigation of the effects of ultraviolet (UV)-reflective mulch and two rates of nitrogen fertilization on populations of Frankliniella spp. Expand
Seasonal Patterns of Frankliniella spp. (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Tomato Flowers
Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande), has become a pest of tomato in the Southeast by causing direct cosmetic damage to fruit and by transmitting tomato spotted wilt virus.Expand
Competitive exclusion of a worldwide invasive pest by a native. Quantifying competition between two phytophagous insects on two host plant species.
This study confirms the importance of competition in the biotic resistance of a community and is one of the few animal studies to not only test for competition in an apparently resistant ecosystem but also to quantify the level of interspecific competition between two animal species. Expand
Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) integrated pest management programs for fruiting vegetables in Florida.
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. Expand