2001 Request for Funding Thrips Biological Control Demonstration in Orange and Ulster Counties
Baglia, Rose; Rusinek, Teresa; Couch, Gary
The use of predacious mites for western flower thrips control in bedding plant production was demonstrated and release timing examined. Cost and efficacy comparisons were made between using a standard, calendar-based release program and one based on monitoring thrips levels. Acceptable thrips control was achieved with both methods but monitoring reduced costs by over 50%. Two new growers were introduced to using predacious mites for thrips control. Methods and results were presented to growers through two NY regional conferences and a national conference along with two newsletter articles. Data was also presented to CCE agents at a statewide in-service program.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Greenhouse; Ornamentals; Biocontrol
Previously Published As
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