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There are five to six species of wireworm native to Alberta and no way to control them.

Fields with wireworms needed for 2018 research

The beetle larvae can live in the soil for up to five years, and there are no insecticides available to control

Wireworms are a big problem in Alberta fields, and an entomologist is seeking help from farmers to find ways to control them. “We have a lot to learn about wireworms,” said Haley Catton who works at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Lethbridge research station. “We need to do a lot more research to figure out how […] Read more