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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Biology of Pacific Coast and Sugarbeet Wireworm in the Columbia Basin

Author
item HORTON, DAVID

Submitted to: Potato Progress
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: June 1, 2004
Publication Date: June 30, 2004
Citation: Horton, D.R. 2004. Biology of Pacific coast and sugarbeet wireworm in the Columbia Basin. Potato Progress. IV(10):1-4.

Interpretive Summary: Pacific coast wireworm and sugarbeet wireworm are the most damaging soil-inhabiting insect pests of potatoes in the Columbia Basin. I summarized the biology of these pests, including information on seasonality, development, movement in soil, monitoring, and chemical control. The note concludes with a list of research topics that should be addressed to lead to better options for managing these pests.

Technical Abstract: Pacific coast wireworm (Limonius canus) and sugarbeet wireworm (Limonius californicus) are the most damaging soil-inhabiting insect pests of potatoes in the Columbia Basin. I summarized the biology of these pests, including information on phenology, development, movement in soil, monitoring, and chemical control. The note concludes with a list of research topics that should be addressed to lead to better options for managing these pests.

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