Onion Thrips in Onions: Dispersal, Flight Habits, and Insecticide Resistance
Hoffmann, Michael P.; Eckenrode, Charles J.; Gangloff, Jody
Onions are the most valuable vegetable grown in New York and the most heavily treated with pesticides. The onion thrips is a chronic pest of this crop and growers may spray more than 12 times a season for its control. Although management of thrips has improved, much more could be done if we knew more about colonizing patterns in onions, seasonal phenology, daily activity patterns and pesticide resistance.
NYS IPM Type: Project Report
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
Agricultural IPM; Vegetables; Onions