Scirtothrips Dorsalis

Class: Insects

Common Name

Thrips and chili thrips

Scientific name

Scirtothrips dorsalis

Potential Hosts

Peppers, blueberry, citrus, grapevines, peanuts, tea, mango, cotton, and roses

Who am I?

Thrips are small, elusive, fast maneuvering and a highly polyphagous. It is an economically important pest for ornamental plants, vegetables, and fruit crops. Thrips feed on actively growing plant tissues, where you'll usually find them.

Symptoms include upward curling and the distortion of new foliage, with a brown zipper-like scarring of buds, flowers, and fruits.

Control measures

Cultural

Monitoring: prevent damage by scouting your field on a weekly basis to catch infestation in its initial stage.

Growing inside structures: the most effective way to protect your crop from chilli thrips is simply (but costly) growing your crops inside a greenhouse or a dense (50 Mesh) net structure.

Sanitation: Try keeping your crop’s close surroundings and environmental conditions as neat as you can by removing weeds and nearby (non-cultivated and unprotected) plants that can attract thrips.

Conventional (chemical)

Abamectin and emamectin benzoate

Organic

Spinosad-based products

Caution and careful notice should be taken when using any plant protection products (insecticides, fungicides and Herbicides). It is the grower’s sole responsibility to keep track after the legal uses and permissions with respect to the laws in their country and destination markets. Always read the Instructions written on the label and in any case of contradiction work with accordance to the product label. Keep in mind that information written on the label usually apply only to local markets. Pests control products intended for organic farming are generally considered to be less effective in comparison to conventional product. And so one must keep in mind that when dealing with organic, biologic and, to some extent, small number of conventional chemical products, a complete eradication of a pest or a disease will often require several iterations of a specific treatment or combination of treatments.

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