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Thrips Can Cause Damage To Orange Crop
« on: March 13, 2017, 03:42:12 PM »
The telltale ring scarring on navel oranges and other citrus is the work of citrus thrips, Scirtothrips citri, a pest that can have a major economic impact on fresh-market crops. Controlling citrus thrips is essential to protecting fruit quality and the accompanying price premium. With citrus thrips, the second-instar larvae do the most damage, feeding mainly under young fruit sepals. As the fruit grows, the damage moves outward, creating the familiar ring-shaped scarring. Fruit is most susceptible to thrip damage after petal fall and until itís about 1Ĺ inches in diameter. As a result, control treatment made at petal fall is most effective.

http://www.freshplaza.us/article/10108/Controlling-citrus-thrips-ensures-healthier-and-more-valuable-crop
« Last Edit: March 13, 2017, 03:44:28 PM by Millet »

 

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