Applying insecticide through drip irrigation in sweetpotato for control of wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae) and other soil pests
Applying insecticide through drip irrigation is an effective management tactic in many vegetable systems. Drip chemigation can minimize input costs associated with pesticide application, as well as improve product placement, provide precise timing of application, and reduce environmental impacts of pesticide use. There is currently increasing interest in producing sweetpotato on drip irrigation the Southeast, US. This study evaluates the effectiveness of insecticides applied through drip irrigation for the control of wireworms and other insect pests in sweetpotato in the Southeast, US.
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