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  • A comprehensive overview with emphases on biology, damage, management, and insecticide resistance
  • The first book devoted specifically to the western flower thrips

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For greenhouse producers worldwide, the western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) poses a significant threat. Despite its minuscule size, this insect has the potential to cause producers substantial economic damage year after year. Western flower thrips has been the subject of more than 1,000 journal articles, but Western Flower Thrips: Insect Pest of Greenhouse Production Systems is the first book to exclusively highlight this disruptive insect pest.

This landmark publication has emphases on biology, damage, management, and insecticide resistance of western flower thrips. Each chapter provides a comprehensive and current review, integrating both practical and applied information. Readers will find in-depth discussions of the latest research in management approaches, including plant protection strategies (such as scouting, sanitation, and trapping), as well as insecticide use, resistance development and mitigation strategies, and biological control.

Western Flower Thrips: Insect Pest of Greenhouse Production Systems features nearly 50 helpful illustrations—most of them color photos of damage to plants, applications of plant protection strategies, and so on. The book also provides readers with comprehensive references and index sections.

Given the pest’s potential to cause large-scale disruption to greenhouse production systems globally, proper management is essential. Greenhouse producers, industry personnel, researchers, Extension agents, and undergraduate and graduate students will find this one-of-a-kind guide essential in managing western flower thrips.

Western Flower Thrips: Insect Pest of Greenhouse Production Systems


Preface

Chapter 1:
Introduction to and Biology of Western Flower Thrips


Chapter 2:
Plant Damage Caused by Western Flower Thrips


Chapter 3:
Plant Protection Strategies


Chapter 4:
Insecticide Use


Chapter 5:
Insecticide Resistance


Chapter 6:
Insecticide Rotations and Insecticide Mixtures


Chapter 7:
Biological Control


Chapter 8:
Conclusion


References

Index

Publish Date: 2024
Format: 6” x 9” softcover
ISBN: Print: 978-0-89054-705-2
Online: 978-0-89054-706-9
Epub: 978-0-89054-707-6
Pages: 114
Publication Weight: 1 lbs

By Raymond A. Cloyd

Western Flower Thrips: Insect Pest of Greenhouse Production Systems

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