Western Flower Thrips
Western flower thrips (WFT) is one of the most damaging pests to confront the Australian vegetable industry. WFT causes damage by feeding on fruit buds (e.g. cucumber) and spreading Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) in many vegetable crops like lettuce, capsicum, potato and tomato. This 2-page fact sheet gives basic lifecycle information and management options for Western flower thrips on farm. 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.