Horizontal and vertical distribution of flower thrips in southern highbush and rabbiteye blueberry plantings, with notes on a new sampling method for thrips inside blueberry flowers.

@article{Arvalo2007HorizontalAV,
  title={Horizontal and vertical distribution of flower thrips in southern highbush and rabbiteye blueberry plantings, with notes on a new sampling method for thrips inside blueberry flowers.},
  author={H A Ar{\'e}valo and Oscar E. Liburd},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  year={2007},
  volume={100 5},
  pages={1622-32}
}
The dispersal behavior of flower thrips was studied during two field seasons within blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) plantings in Florida and southern Georgia. A "shake and rinse" technique used to extract thrips from inside the blueberry flowers was not significantly different from the conventional dissecting technique, but the time taken to complete the extraction of thrips was significantly shorter. Overall, the highest concentration of thrips was captured inside the canopy of blueberry bushes… CONTINUE READING