Answer: You should be able to plant in the cow pasture. You may still need to improve the soil, however. Wireworms are the larval stage of the a click beetle. Wireworms can tunnel through root crops in late summer. They might also eat seeds or chew off seedlings right below soil level. They are usually found in grasslands that have been recently dug. When soil is cultivated for several years, their numbers greatly reduce. Dig root crops as soon as they are mature. Rotate crops every season. Good soil drainage and shallow cultivation for weeds may help control them. Finally, insecticide-treated seed can be sown. It sounds as if you put in a new garden. After it's been established a few years, the problem should decline. Good luck!
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