Research at Iowa State University recently helped develop an early warning system for Iowa fields "at risk" from wireworms, by using geographic information system (GIS) technology. This information should help producers returning Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land to corn production locate their high-risk fields. They can then follow recommended scouting procedures and avoid significant amounts of unnecessary insecticide applications in fields where wireworms are not detected.
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Rice, Marlin E.; Pedigo, Larry P.; and Lefko, Stephen Alan, "Defining wireworm risk with GIS" (1999). Integrated Crop Management News. 2231.
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