How to control Thrips

In this post, we will let you know about how to control Thrips as many viewers are asking us about how to get rid of Thrips inside the polyhouse and greenhouse, how to get rid of thrips naturally, organic control method for Thrips, Natural and chemical control of thrips and other queries related to how to get rid of Thrips.

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This article will guide you about symptoms, organic and chemical control of Thrips. Let us check it out.

Symptoms of thrips damage on plants

  • Thrips infested plant leaves develop crinkles and curl upwards.
  • The cells of the thrips infested fruits turn into corky structures.
  • Buds become brittle and dropdown.
  • Severe thrips infestation leads to the stunted growth of the plant.
  • Flower production and fruit set are also arrested.
  • Besides, thrip insects also transfer plant disease-causing viruses such as  Tomato spotted wilt virus and Groundnut Bud Necrosis Virus – GBNV/ Big bud virus.
  • Thrips infested plant leaves develop crinkles and curl upwards.
  • The cells of the thrips infested fruits turn into corky structures.
  • Buds become brittle and dropdown.
  • Severe thrips infestation leads to the stunted growth of the plant.
  • Flower production and fruit set are also arrested.
  • Besides, thrip insects also transfer plant disease-causing viruses such as  Tomato spotted wilt virus and Groundnut Bud Necrosis Virus – GBNV/ Big bud virus.

Organic/ Natural control of Thrips

  • Install or erect blue sticky traps @5-10 per acre land area.
  • Apply neem cake in the agrifields or in earthen pot mixture @ 100 kg/acre or 10 gm/ pot in two split doses at the time of planting and 30 days after transplanting.
  • Spray Neem oil 1500 ppm @5ml/lt water also controls the Thrips effectively.

Chemical control of Thrips

  • Chemical control of Thrips is done by using systemic and contact insecticides which are briefed below with dosages.
  • Seed treatment with imidacloprid @ 2ml/ kg seed to control thrips.
  • Apply carbofuran 3G in a nursery seedbed or 10 kg/acre carbofuran 3G after 10 days of sowing/transplanting.
  • Foliar spray of Insecticides such as Imidacloprid 17.8 % SL @ 0.3ml/lt or Dimethoate 30 % EC @ 1ml/lt or Fipronil 5 % SC 1.5ml/lt or thiamethoxam @ 1gm/ lt water at 30-35 days interval.

This is all about how to control thrips in vegetables, kitchen garden, and agri-farming. If you have any queries related to how to get rid of thrips and other crop insect pests, comment below.