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Research Project: EMERGING DISEASES OF CITRUS, VEGETABLES, AND ORNAMENTALS

Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research

Title: Evaluation of a push-pull system for the management of Frankliniella species (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in tomato

Author
item TYLER-JULIAN, K. - University Of Florida
item FUNDERBURK, J. - University Of Florida
item SRIVASTAVA, M. - University Of Florida
item OLSON, S. - University Of Florida
item Adkins, Scott

Submitted to: Insects
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/30/2018
Publication Date: 12/7/2018
Citation: Tyler-Julian, K., Funderburk, J., Srivastava, M., Olson, S., Adkins, S.T. 2018. Evaluation of a push-pull system for the management of Frankliniella species (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in tomato. Insects. 9(4):187. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects9040187.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/insects9040187

Interpretive Summary: Western flower thrips is a serious pest of tomato worldwide. A push-pull strategy for reducing Western flower thrips populations in tomato was evaluated and found to be effective. This has implications for tomato production and thrips management in the U.S.

Technical Abstract: Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) is an economically important and difficult to manage pest of tomato worldwide. A push-pull strategy combining ultraviolet-reflective mulch, kaolin and companion plants was found to be effective. This strategy is a useful addition to thrips management for tomato.