ID

ENTO-176NP

Authors as Published

Tom Kuhar, Dept. of Entomology and Eastern Shore AREC, Virginia Tech and Helene Doughty, Dept. of Entomology and Eastern Shore AREC, Virginia Tech

Cover, Summary of insecticide efficacy for control of wireworms on potatoes – Virginia

This publication is available in a PDF file format only.

Wireworms are the subterranean larval stage of click beetles. These insects can remain in the soil for several years attacking potato seed pieces or tubers or seeds and roots of other crops that are planted in the field. Wireworms can cause serious damage to potato crops by tunneling into tubers, which reduces yield quality and creates entry points for certain plant pathogens that can rot the tuber.


Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, reprint, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

December 23, 2015