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Title: BINOMIAL COUNT SAMPLING FOR WESTERN FLOWER THRIPS IN GREENHOUSES

Author
item SANDERSON, J
item NYROP, J
item SHIPP, L
item UGINE, T
item Wraight, Stephen
item WANG, K

Submitted to: IOBC/WPRS Bulletin (Abstract for Conference Proceedings)
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/10/2005
Publication Date: 4/1/2005
Citation: Sanderson, J., Nyrop, J., Shipp, L., Ugine, T., Wraight, S.P., Wang, K. 2005. Binomial count sampling for western flower thrips in greenhouses. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin (Abstract for Conference Proceedings). 28:225-228.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Counts of western flower thrips in garden impatiens (Impatiens wallerana) and cucumber flowers were fit to incidence-mean models to determine whether a generic model could be used for binomial count sampling. The crop did not significantly alter the parameters for incidence-mean models, and performance of sampling plans based on models for each crop and a composite model was nearly identical. These results suggest that a generic incidence-mean model can be used when sampling thrips in flowers of greenhouse crops.