Episode 26: Where We Are With Wireworms

Wheat All About It
Wheat All About It
Episode 26: Where We Are With Wireworms


Following the loss of the chemical Lindane in 2006, wireworms quickly became a destructive pest of Eastern Washington wheat farmers.  Fast forward to 2017 and the larval form of the click beetle appears to be coming under control. What happened? Thanks to Washington Grain Commission funding, research to investigate wireworms was launched and much more is now known about their control. Join the conversation Scott Yates, director of communications and producer relations at the Washington Grain Commission enjoyed with Aaron Esser, WSU Extension regional agronomist for wheat production, as he explains the status of research and control of the pesky wireworm.

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