Location: Crop Improvement and Protection ResearchTitle: Spatiotemporal patterns of thrips and INSV in lettuce agroecosystems in the Salinas Valley
|DEL POZO, ALEJANDRO - University Of California - Cooperative Extension Service|
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/22/2020
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Western flower thrips (Frankiniella occidentalis) and Impatient necrotic spot virus (INSV) are current and economically relevant issues in lettuce production on the Central Coast of California. Since first reported in 2008, research on thrips and INSV has been intermittent. Several studies have documented the incidence of thrips and INSV, as well as host range of weeds for INSV. However, there remains a strong need to: 1) better understand the timing of thrips and INSV infection in commercial lettuce fields, and 2) answer basic questions about thrips-INSV biology to facilitate better informed decisions in the context of IPM programs. This presentation will discuss recent progress made towards understanding the spatiotemporal patterns and agroecological factors contributing to thrips and INSV infection of commercial lettuce fields on the Central Coast of CA.