(Some species of Haplothrips are reported as pest in South Africa, we do not know if they are pests in Kenya or east Africa. Haplothrips are present in East Africa, but some of them are beneficial (predacious) and we do not know the status on the region. This will have to be reviewed when we finish with the datasheets). [br] When the status of Haplothrips in East Africa has been clarified we could decided if we leave this information on egg-laying habits. [br] Biological pesticides: check with list of Seif [br] FW: Include information on synthetic pesticides?
Thrips (Thrips tabaci Frankliniella spp)
Thrips feeding on cabbage cause rough bronzed blisters on leaves inside the cabbage head. hey are less than 2 mm long. Thrips attacks are not common on brassicas in the eastern and southern Africa region.
- Plough and harrow before transplanting. This can be useful in reducing thrips attacks by killing pupae in the soil.
- Conservation of natural enemies, such as predatory bugs, predatory mites and predatory thrips are important.