Thrips bunga

Class: Serangga
Common Name: Thrips bunga
Scientific Name: Frankliniella occidentalis
Potential Host:

Pepper, grapes, melon, chrysanthemum, strawberry, peas, peanuts, watermelon, plums, nectarines, peach, cotton, tomato, cucumber, basil, eggplant, cabbage, cauliflower, beans, and a large group of ornamental plants

Who Am I?

Western flower thrips are small, polyphagous insects (adults are 1.2 mm in length). They are a major pest in the world of agriculture with several hundred different host plants. They can usually be found on the upper parts of plants, especially inside the flowers, where they feed on pollen. Western flower thrips undergo partial metamorphosis, developing through several distinct stages, including egg, larva, pupa and adult-which can fly only weekly.

They can cause damage to crops directly from scarring of fruits (as a result of feeding or laying eggs in the plant’s tissue) and indirect damage from the role it plays as a vector of viruses, responsible for TSWV (tomato spotted wilt virus; the most economically important), TCSV (tomato chlorotic spot virus), INSV (impatiens necrotic spot virus), GRSV (groundnut ringspot virus) transmission.

Control Measures

Jaringan dalam tanaman, jaringan tanaman harus tertutup dan hindarkan luka atau lubang pada bagian tanaman.

Tanaman atau bibit yang tahan terhadap penyakit merupakan syarat penting dalam budidaya.

Alat pemantauan hama (perangkap) sangat penting untuk mengetahui sebaran populasi dari hama.

Kebersihan area penanaman adalah hal terpenting, hindarkan tanaman dari gulma, sisa-sisa tanaman, bagian tanaman yang rusak, pertumbuhan tanaman yang tidak di ingginkan dan tanaman lain yang bukan merupakan tanaman utama budidaya.

Pencegahan serangan thrips secara dengan menggunakan insektisida secara effective dan tepat sasaran sangat sulit. Disisi lain hindari penggunaan insektisida seperti organofosfat, karbamat dan piretroid. Hal ini dikarenakan akan menghilangkan populasi dari musuh alami dan organisme yang berfungsi sebagai penyerbukan alami. Dan bersifat sebaliknya tidak akan mempengaruhi tingkat populasi serangan dari thrips.

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*Names marked in red are considered to be highly poisonous to beneficial insects.

*Names marked in green are considered to be organic and IPM (integrated pest management) compatible.

Caution and careful notice should be taken when using any plant protection products (insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides). It is the grower’s sole responsibility to keep track of the legal uses and permissions with respect to the laws in their country and destination markets. Always read the instructions written on labels, and in a case of contradiction, work in accordance to the product label. Keep in mind that information written on the label usually applies to local markets. Pest control products intended for organic farming are generally considered to be less effective in comparison to conventional products. When dealing with organic, biologic, and to some extent a small number of conventional chemical products, a complete eradication of a pest or disease will often require several iterations of a specific treatment or combination of treatments.

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