Thrips captures on yellow sticky traps remain relatively low, though numbers are up from previous weeks. Based on a thrips dispersal prediction model developed at NC State University, these adults are probably from the third generation. Spring 2014 weather is looking a lot like last year, and we need to be aware that a large population of 4th generation thrips is possible given these conditions. Updated trap captures will be posted on Thursday of each week.
These data are being provided for informational purposes only and may not be representative of thrips dispersal at your location. Peanut fields should be scouted regularly to quantify actual thrips populations.
If you have questions about thrips or thrips management please contact your local county Extension agent.