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Kaolin Particle Film Prevents Galling by Gynaikothrips uzeli

D. W. Held, C. Wheeler, and D. W. Boyd, Jr.

April 2009

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Feeding by Gynaikothrips uzeli Zimmerman (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae), a pest thrips, induces galls on the ornamental plant Ficus benjamina, which disfigures plants and can facilitate incidental transport of pests. This study evaluated foliar applications of azadirachtin (Azatin XL), bifenthrin (Talstar), or kaolin (Surround WP) to prevent galling in field and laboratory experiments.

doi:10.1094/PHP-2009-0407-02-RS

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