Submitted to: Potato Progress
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: November 15, 2001
Publication Date: December 15, 2001
Citation: Landolt, P.J., Horton, D.R. 2001. Monitoring of wireworm larvae in potatoes. Potato Progress. 1:1-2. Interpretive Summary: Refer to abstract
Technical Abstract: In the Pacific Northwest, there appears to be one species of wireworm in the genus Limonius that is damaging to potato tubers. Problems with this pest are often on ground planted to potato following other crops such as corn or wheat. At the USDA Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory, we are trying to learn as much as possible about the biology and life of these insects in order to improve integrated pest management (IPM) tools and strategies available to growers. Our objective is to reduce grower costs and reduce pesticide use while not increasing risk from pest attacks.