Spinach-Wireworm

Limonius spp.

Pest description, biology, life history and crop damage

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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

  • bifenthrin (Capture LFR) at 0.04 to 0.08 lb ai/a at plant or PPI. Do not exceed 0.1 lb ai/a per season as an at-plant treatment.
  • bifenthrin/avermectin (Athena) at 0.06 to 0.12 lb ai/a at plant. PHI 40 days. REI 12 hr.
  • chloropicrin (Telone)-Preplant soil fumigants.
  • diazinon (Diazinon 50W) at 3 to 4 lb ai/a. Broadcast before planting and incorporate into top 4 to 8 inches. REI 3 days.