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Posted on Jan 10, 2013 in Pests | 0 comments

Thrips

Thrips

Thrips are minute, thin insects that feed within the flowers and on young fruit. They are primarily a problem of nectarines at bloom. Their feeding damages the fruit and scars form as fruit matures. Also affects apple and plum.

Western Flower Thrips

  • Symptoms: Fruit scarring/russetting, clear gumming from, scarred areas, deformed fruit.
  • Management: Only an insecticide will prevent this injury. Spinosad can be applied during bloom when bees are not flying (at dawn or dusk), or at petal fall.

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