Advisory ArticleAgroStar Agronomy Centre of Excellence
Onion Thrips Management
Symptoms of Thrips damage:
Through the rasping and sucking type of mouth, thrips infest the tender parts of the onion leaf and hide inside the whorl.
Most of the thrips controlling insecticides are based on contact poison mode of action. Therefore, while spraying insecticides in the Onion field, compulsory use spreader and stickers as it helps in reaching the insecticide to the shoot of the onion.
For effective result of insecticides maintain the
pH of water (6.5 to 8.5).
Thiamethoxam 25WG@ 40-80 gm / acre
Spinosad 45% SC @ 75ml/ acre
Imidacloprid 70WG @ 50 ml/ acre
Source: AgroStar Agronomy Centre of Excellence