Strawberries, Ornamentals – Two-spotted Mite, Western Flower Thrips

Crop:         Strawberries, Ornamentals
Insect(s): Two-spotted Mite


  1. Monitor mite activity and treat infestations before thresholds are reached, ie. spray earlier rather than later.  Seek advice on local threshold levels.
  2. DO NOT apply sequential applications of products from any one chemical group.
  3. Preferably products with the same Mode of Action should not be used more than twice in a growing season
  4. Incorporate the use of predatory mites for the control of this pest wherever possible.

Insect : Western Flower Thrips

For information refer to Industry and Investment NSW website – Western flower thrips (WFT) insecticide resistance management plan

Content last updated: July 1, 2019

CropLife Australia’s Resistance Management Strategies provide a guide for crop protection product rotation through product groups. The strategies are a useful tool that supports farmers’ adoption of resistance management. All crop protection products must be handled and applied strictly as specified on the product label or APVMA permits.

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