Pests in Canola
Broad insect pest resources including Apps are outlined in the Agronomists Toolkit. Select below for pest-specific information.
Constraint - Plague thrip
Adult plague thrips are slender, about 1 mm long and brown with two pairs of narrow, fringed wings
The nymphs are smaller, yellow/orange-yellow and wingless
Adults and nymphs feed on the stems, flower petals, and pollen
They do not affect pollination, pod set or pod fill, but some pods may be distorted
Yield penalty does not result from plague thrip infestation
Control of plague thrip in canola is not warranted.
Links and Resources
GRDC - Best Practice Management Guide. Plague thrip
Page 58 of 92. Feeding habits, damage to canola, and appearance. Published 2009.