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Fostering the Use of Predacious Mites for Western Flower Thrips Control in Commercial Greenhouses 2002

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Project Leader(s): Gary Couch, Ornamentals IPM Specialist - Hudson Valley.

Cooperator(s): Rose Baglia, Extension Educator CCE Orange Co., Commercial Horticulture; Teresa Rusinek, Extension Educator CCE Ulster Co., John Sanderson, Associate Professor, Entomology

Type of grant: Biological control and pest biology

Project location(s): Westchester, possibly Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and/or Ulster

Abstract: Growers in the Hudson Valley will gain greater familiarity and confidence in using predacious mites for managing thrips populations through hands-on experience and the guidance of the regional IPM Specialist and county extension educators.

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