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Pear thrips damage and impact on the Vermont sugarmakerAuthor(s): Daniel B. Crocker
Source: Parker, Bruce. L.; Skinner, Margaret; Lewis, Trevor, eds. Towards Understanding Thysanoptera. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-147. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 253-256.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionI am a sugarmaker from southern Vermont. I became a sugarmaker because I wanted to establish a long-term project on my property from which I could make a living. The trees on my land are very healthy, as evidenced by the high volume of syrup I am able to produce. I have noticed the thrips damage for a number of years, but didn't know the cause until 1987. I would like to give you a brief history of what I have observed.
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CitationCrocker, Daniel B. 1991. Pear thrips damage and impact on the Vermont sugarmaker. Parker, Bruce. L.; Skinner, Margaret; Lewis, Trevor, eds. Towards Understanding Thysanoptera. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-147. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station: 253-256.
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