Thrips may damage crops that are stressed and not growing well. Infected plants may have yellow or silvery patches on the leaves of young plants and a desiccated or wilted appearance. Look in the throat of individual maize plants for the presence of very small, brown/black insects measuring 1-2 mm in size.


Treat the seed with a recommended seed treatment (Guardian)

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Guardian provides control of a variety of insect pests in a range of crops and the prevention of spread of barley yellow dwarf virus in cereal crops.

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