Impact of broflanilide-based seed treatments applied to cereal crops on wireworm populations (2022) 1 page
Wireworms are becoming increasingly problematic in Saskatchewan. Yields and appearance of vegetable can be impaired due to wireworm damage. There are few chemical control options available to help manage wireworms in vegetable crops in Canada.
Broflanilide (marketed by BASF as Teraxxa F4) was approved for use as a seed treatment on cereal crops in Canada in 2020. Broflanilide has been approved for use as an in-furrow spray treatment to be applied at planting time to potatoes and sweet corn (marketed by BASF as Cimegra) – but approval for its use in other vegetable crops is still pending. In the meantime, it may still be possible for vegetable growers to benefit from the wireworm control provided by this new product – if they treated the seed of any cereal crops used as rotation or cover crops with broflanilide.