The efficacy of plant-mediated IPM systems, combining marigold plants with experimental isolates of insect-killing fungi and predatory mites is being tested for use against thrips in greenhouse crops.
Lead Department or Center: Plant and Soil Science (PSS)
UVM Partners: Bruce L. Parker, Jae Su Kim, Vladimir Gouli, & Svetlana Gouli, PSS
Community Partners: Local growers who will serve as test sites
Project Timing: October 1, 2009 – September 31, 2012