Onion Thrips

  Onion (Allium cepa L.) is an important export oriented vegetable among the cultivated Allium crops in India. It is grown in Rabi, Kharif as well as late Kharif seasons in India with maximum area of 60% in Rabi (winter) season alone. Onion Thrips (Thrips tabaci Linderman) is the key biotic factor for reducing yield loses in both bulb as well as seed crops in all seasons in onion. Besides direct damage to both foliage and bulbs, Thrips tabaci can indirectly aggravate purple blotch and vector for viral diseases, as well as Iris yellow spot.  

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