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Abundance and distribution of thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana L.) grown in single- and mixed-cropping systems

Author(s): Kanitta Pankeaw | Aran Ngampongsai | Surakrai Permkam | Onkamol Rukadee

Journal: Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology
ISSN 0125-3395

Volume: 33;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 263;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: mangosteen | thrips | abundance | distribution | single-and mixed-cropping systems

We investigated the abundance and distribution of thrips in a farmer’s mangosteen orchard by comparing single- andmixed-cropping systems at Nakhon Sri Thammarat province, the main planting area in southern Thailand, between April2005 and January 2006. A monitoring program at two-week-intervals was done to measure the number of thrips by usingtwenty yellow sticky traps per each cropping system. The mean number (223.5±23.4 thrips/trap) of thrips throughout theperiod of study in the monocrop mangosteen sites was significantly (P

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