Category Archives: Crop protection

Crop protection is crucial to long term profitability of a commercial hydroponic farm. You need to know which chemicals to apply at the right time to ensure a high percentage of grade a product.
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Onion thrips

Description Thrips tabaci and western flower thrips Frankliniella occidentalis are sap feeders. Common thrips as in the main image; Order: Thysanoptera, Family: Thripidae. They are...
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Plusia looper

Plusia looper description Plusia looper, also known as Cabbage looper or more correctly Trichoplusia ni are light green caterpillars with white or pale yellow stripes...
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Leaf miner

Leaf miner description The adult leaf miner (Liriomyza sativae) is a 1-1.8mm long shiny black fly with a prominent yellow triangle between the bases of...