Monitoring of Western Flower Thrips on Glasshouse and Vegetable Crops

  • J. Les Shipp
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 276)


Western flower thrips (WFT) are difficult to monitor in glasshouse and vegetable crops due to their small size, color, and habit of hiding in growing tips and developing flowers. There is no standardized sampling method or monitoring program for WFT. The sampling methods and monitoring programs used will vary according to the crop, its value and end-market. This paper reviews the sampling methods, in particular sticky trap, that are currently being used to monitor WFT, monitoring programs used and economic thresholds that have been developed.


Sweet Pepper Sticky Trap Field Vegetable Western Flower Thrips Tomato Spot Wilt Virus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Les Shipp
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  1. 1.Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research CentreHarrowCanada

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