Mega Pests: Managing Sucking Pests

Want to regain control over chemical-resistant pests? Aiming to reduce costs while meeting quality assurance requirements? The Integrated Crop Protection (ICP) extension team has developed a series of five fact sheets to assist growers manage Mega Pests.

This fact sheet covers the management of sucking insects, including information on:

  • The nature of sucking pests (thrips, whiteflies, aphids, mites and bugs)
  • Steps for managing sucking pests
  • Use of specific predators and parasitoids
  • A case study on the management of western flower thrip (WFT) and tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) in capsicums.