Preliminary Study on Sugarcane Thrips ( Fulmekiola Serrata ) Damage Detection Using Imaging Spectroscopy

In 2004, sugarcane thrips Fulmekiola serrata (Kobus) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) was for the first time detected in southern African sugarcane. Since then it has become widespread in South Africa, and any control strategy would benefi t from identifying and monitoring damage caused by this pest. Imaging spectroscopy is being investigated for this purpose, and… CONTINUE READING