Spot and Stop Thrips in Watermelons


Scientific name:  Thrips palmi

Damage causing insect stage: Nymph and Adults

Favorable conditions

Temperature is 12-25°C. Favorable relative humidity for the production of thrips is 60-70%.


Thrips feed on leaf surfaces, creating small, silvery spots by sucking plant juice.

Thrips on flowers lead to premature dropping.

Thrips infestation on watermelon fruits can result in scars and deformities, impacting their appearance and quality.

Preventive Measures

Keep the plot clean, without weeds

Remove and destroy plant debris and crop residues

Use blue sticky traps to detect winged adult thrips.

These are the Chemical products that helps to  control mango hoppers



Gracia Insecticide

Confidor insecticide

To learn about pests affecting watermelons, click the link below.