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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: How Deep Are Wireworms in the Spring?

item Horton, David

Submitted to: Potato Progress
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: July 26, 2005
Publication Date: July 26, 2005
Citation: Horton, D.R. 2005. How deep are wireworms in the spring?. Potato Progress. V(12):2-4.

Technical Abstract: Sampling studies were done in spring 2005 to determine how depth of Pacific Coast Wireworm, Limonius canus, in the soil profile changes week-to-week. Sampling showed that a fairly large percentage (up to 24%) of wireworms occurred deep in the soil profile (2-3 feet below surface) until late April, as soil temperatures at 1 foot approached 60 degrees F. Results suggest that a significant percentage of wireworms occur deep in the soil profile at the time that growers initiate soil treatments for pest control.

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