Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology ResearchTitle: Evaluation of a push-pull system for the management of Frankliniella species (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in tomato
|TYLER-JULIAN, K. - University Of Florida|
|FUNDERBURK, J. - University Of Florida|
|SRIVASTAVA, M. - University Of Florida|
|OLSON, S. - University Of Florida|
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.
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.