Limonius spp.

Pest description, crop damage and life history


Management-cultural control

Crop rotation is an important practice for controlling wireworms in garlic. Soil fumigation rarely is used in garlic due to the high cost.


Management-chemical control: HOME USE

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

Management-chemical control: COMMERCIAL USE

  • chloropicrin (Telone)-Preplant.
  • diazinon (Diazinon 50W) at 3 to 4 lb ai/A. Broadcast before planting and incorporate into the top 4 to 8 inches of soil. REI 3 days.