Chrysanthemum growers finally get thrips control back on track

Chrysanthemum growers finally get thrips control back on track

Dutch chrysanthemum growers are feeling quite optimistic about thrips control. After years of high pest pressure, growers are getting more adept at integrated pest
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“It works, but you need discipline to succeed”

Thrips are one of the biggest threats chrysanthemum growers face. But this hasn’t put off River Flowers in the central Dutch town of Zaltbommel:
Orius nymphs turn out to be highly mobile. With targeted supplementary feeding, this adult bug can be attracted to new cuttings.

Researchers make breakthrough in thrips control in chrysanthemum

The predatory bug Orius has been used to control thrips in sweet pepper for many years with great success, but the results have so