Research Subject Area: Agricultural Biotechnology

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Enhanced environmentally benign thrips monitoring and control

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The impact of this work is that commercial growers of protected fruit, flower and vegetable crops around the world now have a tool to help them to detect the presence of Western Flower Thrips (WFT) in their crops, earlier and at lower numbers than they are currently able to. Growers can also enhance their existing control measures. WFT are insects that cause serious economic loss to growers because of feeding damage and virus transmission. By taking earlier and more effective action against WFT they can reduce plant damage, insecticide use and consequent financial loss.

Submitting Institution

Keele University

Unit of Assessment

Biological Sciences

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Research Subject Area(s)

Biological Sciences: Zoology
Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences: Crop and Pasture Production
Technology: Agricultural Biotechnology

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