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Thripline (Aggregation pheromones)

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Thripline is a proprietary product containing the aggregation pheromone of Western Flower Thrips,Frankliniellaoccidentalis. The product is designed to improve the sensitivity of monitoring traps for thrips.

Target Crops » Vegetables, Ornamentals & Berries
Target Pest » Western Flower Thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis)
Target Life Stage » Adult
Delivery Systems » Foil sachets

Key Features

  • Maximum sensitivity in thrips monitoring.
  • Pheromone lure for Western Flower thrips causes thrips to be agitated to move to the top of the crop resulting in earlier detection and estimation of population size
  • Fits well into a thrips ICM program with other biological control agentsand /or nematodes and chemical treatments.

Target Pests

  • Western Flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis)

How It Works

  • Thripline contains a synthetic version of a sexual aggression pheromone produced naturally by male occidentalis. It attracts both male and female thrips into mating aggregations. It will not attract thrips from outside of the general crop area.
  • The pheromone is encapsulated in rubber lures (septa) and is released gradually over several weeks.

Available delivery systems

    • Supplied as units of 10 lures (septa) sealed in foil bag.

Handling & Storage

Instructions for use

    • Open a pack of sticky traps and the Thripline foil sachets of 10 lures (septa) in the crop.
    • Hang traps 12-20 inches (30-50cm) above the top of the crop. Strip papers from both sides of each trap and apply a lure directly to sticky surface on lower part of the trap
    • Use gloves before touching lures
    • Place lure horizontally
    • For monitoring purposes, use one lure for every 1,000 ft2 (40 traps/acre) with a sticky trap
    • Enhance contact chemical control by luring thrips to surface. Hang 1 lure/1,000ft2 near greenhouse circulation fans for one hour before treatment. Remove lures after treatment for future use.
    • Replace lures and traps every 3-4 weeks or more frequently if they become covered with thrips.

Storage and transport

  • Lures (in sealed packages) can be kept in a refrigerator at about 39°F/4ºC for several weeks or months.
  • They may be kept for up to two years at -0.4°F/-18ºC
  • Once foil packets are open, use product immediately.