oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The influence of windbreak species on citrus thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) populations and their damage to South African citrus orchards
|Article Title||The influence of windbreak species on citrus thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) populations and their damage to South African citrus orchards|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Citrus Exchange, Centrahil, South Africa|
|Publication Date||Sep 1990|
|Pages||151 - 157|
|Keyword(s)||Citrus thrips scarring, Citrus thrips Scirtothrips aurantii, Orange trees Citrus sinensis, Red scale Aonidiella aurantii and silky oak Grevillea robusta|
Fruit on orange trees Citrus sinensis (L). Osbeck adjacent to silky oak Grevillea robusla A. Cunn. windbreaks in the eastern Cape Province had more severe scarring due to citrus thrips Scirtothrips aurantii Faure than fruit on trees in the middle of the orchards or on trees in adjacent orchards with different windbreak species. The objective of this research was to verify these observations, especially as a general increase in the severity of citrus thrips damage in the eastern Cape appears to have coincided with an increase in the popularity of silky oaks as windbreaks.
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