It is called that around these areas, but it enters the spud and eats it way thru. It can devestate a crop in no time. Tell tale signs is a hole in the spud and its hollowed out. probaly some fancy name on it but I don-t know it. Informed that I must cease to grow in this veg plot for 5-6 years to get rid of this parasite. Any help greatfully accepted.
Wirewom larvae live mostly in grassland and last for three years after cultivation of grass sod in diminishing numbers.
Slugs can continue for many years, especially if manure or compost is used to feed the potatoes. If you have slugs, use only bag fertilizer and resistant varieties, such as ‘Golden Wonder’.