The aim of this study was to conduct a survey
to monitor the population of Thrips tabaci in district of
Aligarh, located in Uttar Pradesh region, during the
favorable growing season of tomato crops. The main
objective was to provide relevant information on the
infestation levels and abundance of Thrips tabaci
population. Thrips tabaci, commonly known as “Onion
Thrips”, is primarily known to infest onion crops (Allium
cepa).The survey focused on three villages in this region,
namely Jalali, Pikhaloni and Harduaganj. We collected
data on the infestation and abundance of Thrips tabaci in
these localities. Our findings indicated that infestation
and damage caused by Thrips tabaci on tomato fields
bagan in the last week of September, with the highest
population levels recorded in the first week of November.
Keywords : Monitor, Infestation, Abundance, Thrips tabaci.