Pest Management

How to: Manage Wireworms in Your Garden

Wireworms blog post
These soil-dwelling pests, also known in their adult form as click beetles, attacks the plants soon after germination. It is important to treat for them before it gets out of hand.
 
Treatment Options:
  • The best way to prevent issues it to practice good crop rotation. Make sure to not plant vegetables of the same family in the same place each season. This should prevent them from becoming an issue.
     
  • Tilling your soil each year will help to disrupt the breeding of these pests.
     
  • Beneficial nematodes can also be purchased to help control wireworms.

Plants to Watch:

  • Root vegetables such as:
    • Beets
    • Onions
    • Potatoes
    • Radish
    • Sweet Potatoes
    • Turnips
  • Pole Beans
  • Corn
  • Summer Savory

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