Onion thrips (thrips tabaci) are the most important insect pest of onion in Australia. It is a tiny, slender, free-moving insect that is often found in large numbers in onion. Both adults and nymphs feed by piercing and rasping the leaf surface and drinking the liquid. When feeding areas are large, the plant’s ability to photosynthesise and maintain water balance is greatly reduced, resulting in yield loss or reduced bulb size. Onion thrips may also enter harvested bulbs and breed there, thus reducing marketability of bulbs.

How to control Onion Thrips

Thimet 200G SmartBox

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Thimet 200G SmartBox comes as granules and is easy to use.  Taken up from the soil into the sap stream of the… Read More

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Thimet 200G Lock N Load

Thimet 200

Thimet 200G Lock N Load is formulated in granular form and is easy to use.  As it is taken up from the… Read More

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Thimet 100G

Thimet 100g

Thimet 100G comes as granules and is easy to use.  As it is taken up from the soil into the sap… Read More

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Diazinon

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Diazinon is a popular, highly versatile general insecticide used to control soil and foliage insects as well as flies in many… Read More

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