Pea, green and dry-Wireworm

Limonius spp.

Pest description, crop damage and life history


Management-biological, cultural, tactical


Management-chemical control: HOME USE

  • bifenthrin (often as a mix with zeta-cypermethrin)
  • zeta-cypermethrin

Management-chemical control: COMMERCIAL USE

  • diazinon at 3 to 4 lb ai/A broadcast before planting and incorporate into top 4 to 8 inches of soil. REI 3 days. Succulent peas only.
  • dichloropropene (Telone II)-Preplant soil fumigant.
  • imidacloprid (Gaucho 480F) at 0.063 to 0.125 lb ai/cwt seed prior to planting.
  • thiamethoxam (Cruiser) at 0.05 lb ai/cwt seed. REI 12 hr.
  • thiamethoxam + mefenoxam + fludioxnil (Cruiser Maxx) at 1.5 fl oz (product) /100 lb seed. REI 48 hr. Minimum plantback interval 120 days.