Wireworm is a tough soil insect to control. Attracted to grasses, its five-year life cycle means annual crop rotation won't reduce pressure.
Root and tuber crops like sweet potatoes, radishes, turnips, carrots, and beets are especially vulnerable to wireworm damage.
At Persistent BioControl, we produce insect attacking nematodes that kill wireworm larva before they can damage your wheat. Our nematodes are microscopic worms that live in the soil. Just one application will protect your field for multiple growing seasons, lowering wireworm pressure and protecting valuable yield.
Our product can be applied through any center pivot or spray rig - no special equipment required. And you can apply anytime the soil temperature is above 50F.
Pricing starts at $150 / acre for our wireworm formula. Discounts are available for large orders. Since our nematodes are persistent, this is one-time expense that will pay dividends for years to come.
For fields with center pivot irrigation, our nematodes can be injected straight into the irrigation water.
Alternately, any ground spray rig can be used for application. To prepare the sprayer, flush the tank and all lines, then remove all screens and filters.
Download our spray rig application guide to learn more: