Collard and kale-Wireworm

Limonius spp.

Pest description, crop damage and life history


Management-biological, cultural, tactical


Management-chemical control: HOME USE

  • azadirachtin (as a mix with pyrethrins)-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • bifenthrin (as a mix with zeta-cypermethrin)
  • cyfluthrin
  • zeta-cypermethrin

Management-chemical control: COMMERCIAL USE

  • chloropicrin (Telone II)-Preplant incorporation.
  • diazinon (Diazinon AG500)-Broadcast just before planting at 3 to 4 lb ai/A, and immediately incorporate into the top 4 to 8 inches of soil. REI 4 days.