Endive (Escarole)-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-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • zeta-cypermethrin

Management-chemical control: COMMERCIAL USE

  • chloropicrin (Telone)-Preplant.
  • diazinon (Diazinon 50W) at 3 to 4 lb ai/a. Broadcast before planting and incorporate into top 4 to 8 inches. REI 4 days.
  • Isaria fumosorosea (PFR-97 20% WDG) applied as soil drench, chemigation or soil injection. Refer to label. OMRI-listed for organic use.