Fact Sheets - High Tunnel Pests
Thrips are a common pest that can be found on many high tunnel crops, plus hundreds of weed species. Two species commonly found in in Utah include Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) and Onion thrips (Thrips tabaci). Bean thrips (Caliothrips fasciatus) may also occur in the state.
Caterpillar pests can affect many high tunnel crops along with several weeds. Problematic species include tomato hornworm (Manduca quinquemaculata), tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta). The tomato fruitworm (Helicoverpa zea), cabbage loopers (Trichoplusia ni), imported cabbage worms (Pieris rapae), and diamondback moth larvae (Plutela xylostella).
High Tunnel Pest Management - Aphids
High Tunnel Pest Management - Spider Mites