HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 24 no. 2 (1999)

Thrips Infestation in Relation to Panicle Stage in Rice

S. Chander

Discipline: Agriculture, Management, Pest Science



Thrips incidence at the panicle stage in rice was investigated because such information would be useful in (a) timing plant protection measures and (b) getting correct samples to estimate the thrips population on the crop. The infestation of panicle thrips, Haplothrips ganglbaueri Schmutz, was studied in variety Pusa 169 grown under transplanted and irrigated conditions during kharif (monsoon) in 1997 and 1998 (see table).