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Research Project: Mitigating High Consequence Domestic, Exotic, and Emerging Diseases of Fruits, Vegetables, and Ornamentals

Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research

Title: Managing thrips and tospoviruses in tomato

item FUNDERBURK, JOE - University Of Florida
item Adkins, Scott
item FREEMAN, JOSH - University Of Florida
item HUTTON, SAM - University Of Florida
item STANSLY, PHIL - University Of Florida
item SMITH, HUGH - University Of Florida
item MCAVOY, GENE - University Of Florida
item SNODGRASS, CRYSTAL - University Of Florida
item PARET, MATHEWS - University Of Florida
item LEPPLA, NORM - University Of Florida

Submitted to: Extension Digital Information Source (EDIS)
Publication Type: Research Technical Update
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/18/2018
Publication Date: 2/1/2018
Citation: Funderburk, J., Adkins, S.T., Freeman, J., Hutton, S., Stansly, P., Smith, H., Mcavoy, G., Snodgrass, C., Paret, M., Leppla, N. 2018. Managing thrips and tospoviruses in tomato. Extension Digital Information Source (EDIS). ENY-859.

Interpretive Summary: Thrips and tospoviruses are significant pests of tomato in Florida. Integrated management strategies are essential for both thrips and viruses. This article describes the current management options for growers in Florida.

Technical Abstract: Tomato spotted wilt virus and more recently emerged Tomato chlorotic spot virus and Groundnut ringspot virus are all transmitted by thrips, making managment complex. All three viruses and the thrips vector are major pests of tomato in Florida. Current management tools for these viruses and the thrips vectors are outlined for growers in this report.