Corn Rootworm 2017.3 - It's time to check your corn fields for rootworm damage so plans can be made for management/rotation next year (2017)

Lodging, tipping over, instability or ‘goosenecking’ is evident now in fields with rootworm.

corn damage

 

The photo below shows severe rootworm larvae damage to roots.  Brace roots are completely destroyed and larvae are present on plant crown. 

rootworm larvae

On July 24, 2017, beetles were emerging from the soil and were present on leaves in the Fraser Valley. 

The photos below show a beetle feeding on leaves and window-paning” and sawdust.

rootworm beetle