With Iowa farmers returning land from the Conservation Reserve Program and pasture use to crop production, there is a need to deal with potential wireworm infestations. Researchers sought to develop an early warning system for locations "at risk" from wireworms, using Geographical Information Systems technology. User-friendly wireworm diagnostics for farmers were researched, along with low-risk cropping alternatives to planting insecticide-protected corn. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) recommendations were generated that, if implemented, will reduce unnecessary insecticide use in Iowa.
Larry P. Pedigo
Marlin E. Rice, William D. Batchelor
Year of Grant Completion
Pedigo, Larry P.; Rice, Marlin E.; and Batchelor, William D., "Integrated pest management for wireworms" (1999). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 129.