Clover seed-Garden symphylan

Scutigerella maculata

Pest description and crop damage Small, white, centipede-like animals in soil. They prune rootlets and reduce stands and plant vigor.

Management-chemical control

  • chlorpyrifos (Lorsban Advanced) at 2.0 lb ai/a. REI 24 hr. Broadcast preplant and incorporate the same day into the top 2 to 4 inches of soil. On established plantings, before spring growth apply as a broadcast foliar spray in at least 40 gal/a water and incorporate 2 to 4 inches deep. This product is highly toxic to bees. Do not apply when any clover bloom is present. Do not make more than one application per year. Do not graze clover after application. Do not cut treated clover for hay or forage. Do not use harvested seed for sprouting. No part of the treated field, including seed, seed screenings, hay, forage, or stubble, may be used for human or animal feed. Processed seed must be labeled. 24c SLN: OR-090010. Oregon only.