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Wireworm: Biology and Nonchemical Management in Potatoes in the Pacific Northwest

Wireworms are among the most destructive of soil insect pests. This publication explains the wireworm life cycle and describes a program for monitoring and risk assessment. Nonchemical management methods are suggested, including crop rotation, soil drying, flooding, cultivation, resistant varieties, soil amendments, early harvest, trap crops, and biological control. Includes photos for pest identification.

PNW 607    Published December 2008    19 pages
Reviewed:
October 2017