Tuesday, April 28, 2009

No Wireworm Found

I've been expecting to see some wireworm in our garden area. Wireworm is the larval stage of the adult click beetle and prefers sod for its food. Wireworm will attack corn (which is a grass) and all root crops such as potatoes and carrots.

So I set some traps. This is the prescribed way of looking for wireworms. I poked a long stick through a potato and buried several traps in the soil. A week later I retrieved the potatoes. Voila! No wireworms! This doesn't mean they're not there. It may just be that I missed them. Anyway, I've decided to to be concerned about them.

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