Control of thrips in Allium and Brassica crops

The onion thrips (Thrips tabaci) is a pest of several crops in the UK, particularly leek, salad onion and stored cabbage. This factsheet is aimed at summarising best available knowledge on biology and control of onion thrips in outdoor crops.

It aims to provide guidelines on:

  • cultural control
  • chemical control
  • and integrated control of thrips.

This factsheet was last updated in 2011.