Collard and kale-Wireworm

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.
  • pyrethrins
  • zeta-cypermethrin

Management-chemical control: COMMERCIAL USE

  • chloropicrin (Telone)-Preplant.
  • chlorpyrifos (Lorsban Advanced 2ee) at 2.1 lb ai/a. PHI 30 days. REI 24 hr. Incorporate into top 2 to 4 inches of soil. OR and WA only.
  • diazinon (Diazinon AG500)-Broadcast just before planting at 3 to 4 lb ai/a, and immediately incorporate into the top 4 to 8 inches of soil. REI 4 days.