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Bug Watch: Thrips

Thrip damage on cucumber. Photo - Linda Ross

Thrips suck and rasp at flower petals causing discolouration. They are tiny and hard to see, but tapping a flower onto a blank piece of paper will alert you to their presence. Thrips fly in on the easterly breeze and can be controlled by a jet of water into the foliage or with a spray of Pyrethrum.

Text: Linda Ross

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Author: Linda Ross