Worms Eating Potatoes, Beets and Carrots
Wireworms may be the culprit. These yellow to reddish-brown worm-like larvae are the immature stage, of the click beetle. Their length ranges from 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches with a width of 1/8th inch. The larvae feed on seeds, seedlings, roots of grasses, some flowers and vegetables. Wireworm populations vary from season to season so they are usually not a permanent problem in the landscape. Start by improving the soil drainage. Work several inches of organic matter into the top 8 inches of soil. Rotate your plantings. Grow legumes or other less susceptible crops in areas where wireworms have been a problem. If this doesn't work you may want to leave this garden unplanted next summer. Cultivate to keep the garden free of weeds and to expose and kill many of the wireworms.
February 14 & 15 , 2020
Milwaukee NARI Spring Home Improvement Show
West Allis, WI
February 22 , 2020
Michiana Master Gardeners'
Feb. 25, 2020
SC Johnson's Golden Rondelle Theater