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  Re: Thrips
From: newton at cin.net on 1997.10.03 at 20:16:54(1382)
eduardo gomes goncalves wrote:
>
> Dear Julius,
>
> Yes, I'm sure about it. They are ugly thrips. The youngsters are
> whitish and don't fly. The adults are dark brown and fly. I have seem
> both stages and there is no doubt they are thrips. I tried soapy water
> and didn't work (now they are just clean thrips). I tried a piretroid
> insecticide to garden plants and they liked it. I think they are
> insecticide-addicted! Now I think I have to try something stronger.
> Obviously I'm also proceeding lots of hand picking but they are too small
> (approx. 1mm long) and it is a boring work. Dynamite would work but I
> think my plants wouldn't enjoy it. I will try some clues that people told me
> and will tell all of you what happened.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Eduardo.
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