National Strategy for control of WFT – Is WFT in your crop?
Western flower thrips (WFT) are very tiny and look like any other common thrips. It takes an expert and a microscope to properly identify WFT. This two-page fact sheet provides guidelines to help growers determine whether they have Western flower thrips (WFT) in their crops and how to lower the risk of bringing WFT onto their properties. It describes the symptoms of WFT and Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), the measures to properly identify WFT and tips to control and lower the risk of WFT. The names and contact details of departmental experts may be out of date. Information relevant to the management of Western flower thrips (WFT), Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) and other Thrips and Tospoviruses is included in this item.