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2005 Joseph Morse ( Management of Citrus Thrips)

Management of Citrus Thrips

Citrus thrips populations vary from year to year and require that growers and pest control advisors monitor carefully and apply treatments on an as- needed basis. A number of natural enemies (e.g., Euseius tularensis, spiders, lacewings) assist in reducing citrus thrips numbers, but in some years citrus thrips levels exceed treatment thresholds and lead to economic fruit scarring unless corrective measures are applied.