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Flower thrips damages safflower: —Buds bronzed and blasted


Elmer C. Carlson

Author Affiliations

Elmer C. Carlson is Associate Specialist in Entomology, Department of Entomology and Parasitology, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 16(4):4-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n04p4. April 1962.

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Safflower plants are particularly susceptible to damage due to flower thrips feeding, according to investigations started in 1961. Observations of plants and fields indicated that many young buds of safflower planted from early to mid season were turning bronze in color and were showing blast damage. This damage to the developing buds had previously been attributed entirely to lygus bugs, but much of this injury occurred early in May and prior to the onset of high lygus populations in the Davis area.

Carlson E. 1962. Flower thrips damages safflower: —Buds bronzed and blasted. Hilgardia 16(4):4-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n04p4
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