Nieuwe mogelijkheden voor de bestrijding van trips in de sierteelt onder glas

Gerben J. Messelink, Ada Leman, Renata van Holstein-Saj, Rob van Tol, Roland Vijverberg, Caroline Elfferich, Laura Catalá Senent, Tze-Yi Huang, Kriti Shresta, Marjolein Kruidhof

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional


Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, is a major pest species in greenhouse ornamental crops. They cause damage to leaves and flowers and can transmit viruses. Effective control requires a systems approach where measures that increase plant resilience are combined with biological control, mass trapping and (bio) pesticides. Het aim of this project with the title “Master plan thrips management in greenhouse ornamental crops” was to develop enhanced thrips control measures through 1) increased plant resilience with fungal endophytes, 2) preventive releases of natural enemies (standing army) and 3) manipulation of thrips behaviour. This report presents the results of this project that was done in the period 2015-2019.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationBleiswijk
PublisherWageningen Plant Research
Number of pages90
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameRapport / Stichting Wageningen Research, Wageningen Plant Research, Business unit Glastuinbouw

Cite this