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2005 Joseph Morse ( Management of Bean Thrips)

Management of Bean Thrips Joseph Morse

Bean thrips are an economic problem for California citrus growers only because adults will overwinter in the navel of navel oranges and may be detected in Australia where they are considered a quarantine pest resulting in the entire load being fumigated with methyl bromide. In addition to the cost and fruit damage from such treatments, Australia has indicated that unless progress is made in reducing finds, more severe penalties may result. It is possible that other countries may eventually consider bean thrips a quarantine risk.