Wireworm are soil dwelling insect larvae that damage roots of grasses and tubers of vegetables and other plants.
Wireworm (click beetle larvae) attack many plants. Worst affected are lawn grasses, potatoes, wheat, maize, brassicas and root vegetables in the home garden. They are also often found in rotting wood. Damage is caused to newly planted seedlings which often wilt and die after been attacked. Holes are eaten at the base of plants, below soil level and roots chewed. Damage often allows fungal and bacterial diseases to infect the plants through the damaged tissue.
To Get Rid of Wireworm:
To prevent wireworm it is recommended that damaged plants and vegetables are disposed of and crops are rotated for the following year to reduce the likelihood of future infestations. It may also be advisable to carry out a preventative treatment with LawnPro Protect prior to planting.
If the wireworm are in your potatoes or other crops you should consider the following:
Wireworm prevention in vegetable plots:
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