Thrips Population Projections for Tomato
About thrips population projections
We currently provide projections for Western Flower Thrips populations for five areas in the California central valley. Clicking on each of the links in the menu on the left will open a new tab/window in your browser which will display the information for the area you have chosen. Each page has the same layout. The image below shows a screenshot with some explanation of what each area of the page does. If you have trouble reading the descriptions, clicking on the image will open it in full screen mode. Use your browser's "back" button to return to this page.
Further information on the thrips projection model
The model was developed in collaboration with Dr Len Coop of Oregon State University's Integrated Plant Protection Center (IPPC). The IPPC developed and hosts the USPEST web service which is a multi pest multi model tool that provides information on pest development and disease risk for the contiguous 48 US states using a network of weather stations.