Fungal pathogen controls thrips in greenhouse flowers
Brook C. Murphy, Department of Entomology
Tunyalee A. Morisawa, Department of Entomology
Julie P. Newman, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties
Steve A. Tjosvold, Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties
Michael P. Parrella, Department of Entomology
California Agriculture 52(3):32-36. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v052n03p32.
Trials show that one spray of commercial formulations of Beauveria bassiana can kill more than 50% of western flower thrips in greenhouse flowers.
B.C. Murphy is Postgraduate Researcher, Department of Entomology, UC Davis; T.A. Morisawa is Research Assistant, Department of Entomology, UC Davis; J.P. Newman is Farm Advisor, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties; S.A. Tjosvold is Farm Advisor, Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties; M.P. Parrella is Professor and Chair, Department of Entomology, UC Davis;
Funding for this research was provided by the Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources Combined Cooperative Extension/Applied Research Special Grants Program (Project #074), the Interregional Research Project No. 4 Program, the California Cut Flower Commission and the American Floral Endowment.