Date of Publication
December 7, 2021
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Wireworms feed on germinating cotton seeds and emerging seedlings, destroying the plants and reducing the crop stand and yield.

In this publication you will learn about:

  • True wireworms (click beetles)
  • False wireworms (darkling beetles)
  • The life cycles of wireworms
  • The damage wireworms cause
  • How to manage infestations through cultural management
  • Biological control
  • Scouting
  • Chemical control
  • Action thresholds

(2 pages)

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