Let us, first we will tell you what wireworms. Larva potato wireworms – a worm-like larva of a small size with a yellow color, and the first form of this beetle larvae, wireworms. Believe me, how to get rid wireworms know not everyone, and frankly, it is no less dangerous than even the best potato beetle. The most active and voracious wireworms are after the rain, when the ground is still slightly damp.
Means of struggle against potato wireworm
The fight against wireworm gardener in the garden makes use of different methods, of which there are several, the most productive:
- One of the surest ways to help bring wireworms from the garden is during the planting of potatoes in each hole to throw about one tablespoon of superphosphate. Ideal for such provotoks. Only provotoks recommend throwing in the wells, which are located at a distance of about 5 cm from the tuber, after throwing in the hole, of course, it is filled.
- One of the safest ways to fight a different weeding weeds such as couch grass. The roots of wheatgrass – the most favorite place in which he lives a pest of potatoes. It also helps fit around the beds with potatoes enormous amount of marigold or during planting potatoes under each tuber not forget to throw a bit of onion peel.
- And that exactly at 100% to get rid of the larvae of wireworms in your garden, this nematode nemabakt buy. This little worm you can easily buy in any garden store, it will be in the ground, “Protection”. This ground in small doses need to throw a tuber. After the first use of nematodes nemabakt, it will destroy the order of 70-100% of the larvae of the pest. And with that, the very use of the soil “protection” does not harm human health or your vegetable garden.
- And the last gardener advice – try to plant potatoes on the site where previously grown peas or beans. This will significantly reduce the number of wireworms in the garden.