Thrips control poses continuous challege in onion plantings

Issue Date: August 7, 2013
By Cecilia Parsons

Thrips, one of the most damaging insect pests in onions, are difficult to control due to short generation times and high reproduction rates. Thrips also feed in protected areas on plants, making spray applications of contact insecticides difficult. Multiple generations in one season also tends to increase resistance to insecticides.

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