Relying on natural control of insect pests using lady beetles and other biological control agents.
•Subtropical Insect Pests of Vegetables and Ornamental Plants• Research under this project is conducted to develop management strategies for insect pests of vegetables and ornamental plants including whiteflies, thrips, and scale.
Fighting invasive insect pests like the chilli thrips.
Ornamental plant production and best management practices.
The Subtropical Insects and Horticulture Research is located in Fort Pierce, FL and is part of the Southeast Area.
The Research Leader is Robert Shatters.
U.S. HORTICULTURAL RES. LAB.
2001 S. ROCK ROAD
Fort Pierce, FL 34945