Thrips Monitoring in Florida Blueberries
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How to Cite

England, Gary K., Elena M. Rhodes, and Oscar E. Liburd. 2008. “Thrips Monitoring in Florida Blueberries: ENY-839/IN692, 11/2007”. EDIS 2008 (1). Gainesville, FL.


ENY-839, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by Gary K. England, Elena M. Rhodes, and Oscar E. Liburd, describes techniques for monitoring populations of this key pest of both rabbiteye and southern highbush blueberries in Florida. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, November 2007.


Arevalo, H. A. and O. E. Liburd. 2007. Horizontal and vertical distribution of flower thrips in southern highbush and Rabbiteye blueberry plantings, with notes on a new sampling method for thrips inside blueberry flowers. J. Econ. Entomol. 100: 1622-1632.

Arevalo, H. A., Fraulo, A. B., and Liburd, O. E. 2006. Key to the most common species of thrips found in early-season blueberry fields in Florida and Southern Georgia. University of Florida, IFAS Extension ENY-836. 5pp.

Arévalo, H. A. 2006. A Study of the behavior, ecology, and control of flower thrips in blueberries towards the development of an integrated pest management (IPM) program in Florida and Southern Georgia, pp. xiv+153, Entomology and Nematology. University of Maine.

Finn, E. 2003. Developing integrated pest management (IPM) techniques for managing key pests of blueberries in the southeastern United States. Masters thesis. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Liburd, O. E. and H. A. Arevalo. 2005. Integrated strategies for controlling flower thrips in southern highbush blueberries. University of Florida, IFAS Extension IPM-140. 5pp.

Lewis, T. (ed.) 1997. Thrips as crop pests. CAB International, New York, NY, 740p.

Williamson, J. G. and P. M. Lyrene. 2004. Blueberry varieties for Florida. University of Florida IFAS Extension HS967. 9pp.