KAC Citrus Entomology
University of California
KAC Citrus Entomology

Citrus Thrips Training for Pest Control Advisors and Scouts

Citrus Thrips Field Day at Lindcove

Tuesday May 1, 2018

9:30-11 am

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.  Great training for new scouts!

9-9:30 a.m. Registration: Lindcove REC

9:30-11 a.m.

A. 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

B. Microscope identification of citrus thrips life stages compared to western flower thrips

C. Field demonstration of citrus thrips and predatory mite monitoring methods. 


Continuing Education 1.5 other units have been requested

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