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Protection methods


Several protection methods are recommended to control the development of thrips on zucchini in France:

  • treat the plants before uprooting in the presence of high populations of pests ( e-phy ) *;
  • remove and destroy plant debris and crop residues;
  • disinfect the substrate reused or soil;
  • preheat the greenhouse before placing the plants and carry out an insecticide or acaricide treatment ( e-phy ) *;
  • check the sanitary quality of the plants before and during their introduction into the shelter;
  • produce the plants in an shelter insect-proof ;
  • install canvases insect-proof at shelter openings;
  • weed the greenhouse and its surroundings;
  • detect the first pests thanks to the blue sticky panels placed above the crop;
  • use the auxiliary  Macrolophus caliginosus , a secondary efficacy insect;
  • consider chemical protection (r) ( e-phy ) *, in particular if you use auxiliaries.

(r): resistance to insecticides or acaricides is known in these pests.
* Chemical control : The number of pesticides available for a given use is constantly changing, we advise you to always confirm your choice by consulting the e-phy site of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries which is a catalog in line of plant protection products and their uses, fertilizers and growing media approved in France. This also applies to all biological products based on microorganisms or natural substances.
Last change : 04/19/21