Citrus Thrips Field Day 2018
Date: May 1, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Contact: Jasmin Del Toro: 559-592-2408 ext 1151
Sponsor: Lindcove Research and Extension Center
Citrus Thrips Field Day at Lindcove
Tuesday May 1, 2018
Lindcove Research and Extension Center
22963 Carson Ave., Exeter, CA 93221
(559) 592-2408 ext 1151.
Instructor: Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell
Course Objective: To teach PCAs how to recognize the various life stages of citrus thrips and the predatory mites that attack them. Citrus thrips management strategies will be discussed.
9-9:30 a.m. Registration: Lindcove REC
- Powerpoint presentation by Beth Grafton-Cardwell on the biology of citrus thrips and its natural enemies, the efficacy of insecticides for citrus thrips control, treatment thresholds, the current status of resistance and resistance management tactics
- Microscope identification of citrus thrips life stages compared to western flower thrips
- Field demonstration of citrus thrips and predatory mite monitoring methods.
Continuing Education 1.5 other units have been requested