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Finding Thrips

Categories: Pests and Diseases of Plants

How can the presence of pear thrips be detected in a prune orchard? Will

the distillate emulsion-nicotine spray control brown scale as well as


You can find thrips by shaking a cluster of blossoms, as soon as they

open, over a sheet of paper or in the palm of your hand. The thrips are

very minute, transparent, somewhat louse-like insects. The spray you

mention would probably have little effect on the brown scale which would

still be in the egg state and under cover, at the time the early spring

spraying for the thrips.