Wireworms are rarely a problem for soybeans, but they can attack germinating seeds and the soft, underground part of the stem. Damage has been reported when soybeans follow sod, such as pasture or Conservation Research Program (CRP) land that was reclaimed for crop production. Low-lying areas of fields already in production can also experience problems, particularly if weather after planting is cool and wet enough to delay germination. Seed treatments are typically recommended in these higher-risk situations.
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