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Wireworms: a threat to stand establishment in the High Plains cotton

Suhas Vyavhare, Associate Professor and Extension Entomologist As we approach the planting season, one of the first groups of insects that we need to start thinking about are wireworms. Wireworm issues are on the rise with increased adoption of conservation tillage practices and potentially the reduced use of aldicarb, a broad-spectrum insecticide over the last decade or so. Although cotton is not a preferred host for wireworms, they still can inflict serious damage to cotton seedlings especially in fields following grain crops. What are wireworms? There are two… Read More →