Broccoli, Brussels sprout, cabbage, cauliflower-Wireworm

Ctenicera spp. and Limonius spp.

Pest description, crop damage and life history

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Management-biological, cultural, tactical

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Management-chemical control: HOME USE

  • azadirachtin (neem oil)-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • bifenthrin
  • pyrethins (often combined with other ingredients)-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use
  • zeta-cypermethrin

Management-chemical control: COMMERCIAL USE

  • alpha-cypermethrin (Fastac EC) at 0.02 to 0.025 lb ai/a. PHI 1 day. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Do not exceed 0.075 lb ai/a per season. Adults only.
  • bifenthrin (Capture LFR) 0.04 to 0.08 lb ai/a at planting in furrow or broadcast to soil surface. Do not exceed 0.1 lb ai/a per season as an at plant application. Do not exceed 0.5 lb ai/a per season for foliar and at plant. Prohibited in coastal counties.
  • bifenthrin (Brigade WSB, Sniper) at 0.033 to 0.1 lb ai/a. PHI 7 days. REI 12 hr. Wireworm adults only. Do not exceed 0.5 lb ai/a per year. Do not make more than five applications after bloom. Do not make applications less than 7 days apart.
  • bifenthrin + IBA (Empower 2) at 0.04 to 0.1 lb ai/a. PHI 7 days. REI 5 days. Retreatment interval 7 days. Do not exceed 0.5 lb ai/a per season. Limit 5 treatments.
  • chloropicrin (Telone)-Preplant.
  • chlorpyrifos (Lorsban Advanced 2ee) at 2.11 lb ai/a, and 2 lb ai/a for cauliflower. PHI 30 days. REI 24 hr, and 3 days for cauliflower. Incorporate into top 2 to 4 inches of soil. OR and WA only.
  • diazinon (Adama Diazinon 50W) at 3 to 4 lb ai/a broadcast just before planting and immediately incorporate into the top 4 to 8 inches of soil. REI 4 days.