Integrated Strategies for Controlling Flower Thrips in Southern Highbush Blueberries
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How to Cite

Liburd, Oscar E., and H. Alejandro Arevalo. 2019. “Integrated Strategies for Controlling Flower Thrips in Southern Highbush Blueberries: IPM-140/IN637, 11/2005”. EDIS 2006 (2). Gainesville, FL.


There are a number of thrips species that damage blueberries in North America. Flower thrips are
among the most important insect pests that attack early-season blueberries. This document is IPM-140, one of a series of the Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date November 2005.


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