Tomato-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

  • bifenthrin (granular form)
  • pyrethrins-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • zeta-cypermethrin

Management-chemical control: COMMERCIAL USE

  • bifenthrin (Brigade WSB) at 0.05 to 0.08 lb ai/a in furrow with seed or transplant. REI 12 hr.
  • bifenthrin/avermectin (Athena) at 0.058 to 0.116 lb ai/a at plant. REI 12 hr.
  • chloropicrin (Telone)-Preplant soil fumigants.
  • diazinon (Diazinon 50W) at 3 to 4 lb ai/a. Broadcast before planting and incorporate into the top 4 to 8 inches. REI 2 days.