Turnip (roots and tops) and rutabaga-Wireworm

Includes Ctenicera 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 (often as a mix with zeta-cypermethrin).
  • cyfluthrin
  • zeta-cypermethrin

Management-chemical control: COMMERCIAL USE

  • chloropicrin (Telone)-Preplant.
  • chlorpyrifos (Lorsban Advanced) at 2.11 lb ai/a soil surface spray. PHI 30 days. REI 24 hr. Use at least 40 gal/a spray. Do not exceed 2.25 lb ai/a per year. Apply only once per season.