The influence of pollen on combining predators to control Frankliniella occidentalis in ornamental chrysanthemum crops
Abstract:Small scale glasshouse trials showed that second instar nymphs of Orius laevigatus reduced Frankliniella occidentalis numbers (78–92%) more than Neoseiulus cucumeris (0–30%). Combining the predators did not increase reduction of thrips numbers (84–93%). Pollen did not increase thrips control, but led to an increase in the number of thrips.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Biocontrol and IPM, Warwick HRI, Wellesbourne, Warwick, UK
Publication date: January 1, 2006