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In Western Washington, vegetable growers trying to manage wireworms are testing the effectiveness of trap crops, reports Western IPM Center. Organic growers have tried crop scheduling and rotations to manage the pest, as well as planting and plowing under mustard cover crops. Now Washington State University Extension is working with growers on testing the effectiveness of wheat trap crops, both with and without organic spinosad bait.