Carrot-Wireworm

Several species

Pest description, crop damage and life history

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Management-biological, cultural, tactical

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Management-chemical control: HOME USE

  • pyrethrins-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • zeta-cypermethrin

Management-chemical control: COMMERCIAL USE

  • diazinon (Diazinon) at 3 to 4 lb ai/a. Broadcast and mix into soil before planting. REI 3 days.
  • dichloropropene (Telone II)-Registered for preplant soil treatment for nematodes, and reduces wireworm populations in soil.
  • imidacloprid (Gaucho 480F) at 0.25 lb ai/100 lb of seed. Apply as commercial seed treatment.