Impact of thrips on potato crops

These resources detail the process and findings from an applied research project studying the impact of thrips on potato crops.

Over two seasons, the project looked at:

  • The relationship between thrips-related yield loss and growing season conditions
  • The occurrence of thrips vectoring tomato spotted wilt virus
  • Which potato varieties thrips are more attracted to

A research summary includes:

  • Research results
  • Photos to help identify thrips and damage associated with thrips and tomato spotted wilt virus
  • Management tools

Downloads

Project Report - Evaluation of Thrips in Potatoes in a Changing Climate - 2017

2 MB, pdf

Research Summary - Evaluation of Thrips in Potatoes in a Changing Climate - 2017

3 MB, pdf