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THRIPS 001 - Onion thrips

Onion Thrips rae agricultural crop pests.  Thrips scrape the plant stem or leaf and suck up the sap that flows from the injury.  A large infestation can slow a plant's growth and the vegatibles can be poorly formed.  Thrips are also known to transmit a virus causing wilt.  Onion Thrips are especially injurious to onions, but they feed on carrots, beans, and beans, to name a few.  During spring and summer they can produce a new generation every two weeks.