Citrus Thrips Training for Pest Control Advisors and Scouts
Citrus Thrips Field Day at Lindcove
Tuesday May 1, 2018
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
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