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by Ed Mellor on September 06, 2004 11:03 PM
My potatoes have each got 2 0r 3 wire worms scars on them , now that I have dug them out does anyone have a remedy that I can use now so I don,t have the same problem next year?
by gardenmom32210 on September 17, 2004 03:17 AM
Try using nematodes. nematodes are small insects that attack many insects including wireworms. The chemical insectides you can use will eventually become ineffective on the wireworms , much like antibiotics do on human beings.

Heres a good spot to find them...

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The nematodes you want are grub-away nematodes.

Karen [grin]
by Longy on September 21, 2004 01:18 AM
G'day Ed, [wayey] if you grow your spuds in a different bed next year you'll have less chance of problems with disease and pests. Basic crop rotation principles. I've found wire worm to be more prevalent in beds that have less than ideal drainage, too low a Ph and/or insufficient organic matter in the soil but not sure if this is your problem. They also seem to get into the spuds if they're left in the ground longer than necessary.

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