Factors influencing monitoring of Agriotes spp. Wireworms

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Abstract

Wireworms tunneling into potato tubers cause quality decline to the product. Due to the short time between initial wireworm presence in the topsoil in spring and the moment of potato planting, decisions whether or not to control wireworms based on monitoring in spring are insecure. Increased knowledge on temperature and soil moisture may help enhance a succesful monitoring strategy. Two trials performed in climate chambers showed wireworms to be increasingly active between 5°C and 25°C. The preferent soil moisture level was 20%, ranging from 10 to 25%.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th European Meeting of the IOBC/WPRS Working Group, Innsbruck, Austria, 19-23 June 2011
Pages481-484
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event13th European Meeting of the IOBC/WPRS Working Group, Innsbruck, Austria -
Duration: 19 Jun 201123 Jun 2011

Conference

Conference13th European Meeting of the IOBC/WPRS Working Group, Innsbruck, Austria
Period19/06/1123/06/11

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