Western flower thrips control in strawberry

Western flower thrips has been a very serious pest of strawberry crops for some years, particularly since it developed resistance to the insecticide spinosad. Growers have had to turn to the use of biological control in the absence of any alternative chamical insecticides. This factsheet provides useful guidance to growers based on AHDB research and commercial industry experience in empoloying biocontrol. In includes information on:

  • Thrips recognition
  • Damage caused to strawberry
  • Monitoring for the pest
  • Control options

This information was last updated in 2015