ABT Populations: Insect Not High Enough in Florida to Warrant Insecticide Use

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Asian bean thrips (ABT) are at such low populations that growers are not recommended to apply insecticides at this point, according to University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

ABT have been detected via traps in southeastern Hendry County, at a rate of less than 0.03 ABT per trap per week. It is 1/10 of last year’s levels. They have not been detected in any other locations, other than a single ABT south of Moore Haven.

More management information can also be found on the Asian Bean Thrips Website.