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Canola – Flower Thrips (08/06/15)

Flower thrips are being observed in canola.

Canola – Flower Thrips

Flower thrips are being observed in canola. Thrips are tiny (1 mm), elongated insects with rasping-sucking mouthparts that feed on canola buds and pods. Damage symptoms are easy to spot since the pods become curled up and twisted, and drop prematurely. Damaged pods are most common in field edges and usually non-economic in canola.

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Janet J. Knodel

Extension Entomologist

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