Managing slugs and snails in crops

 

Broadacre cropping has seen an increase in snail and slugs as no-till and stubble retention practices increase. Snails and slugs can damage plant seed and seedlings, contaminate harvest and even damage germinating seeds.

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Crop type: Canola 2 trials Grazing Pesticide Pesticide Type Pesticide Method Soil Soil Preparation Stubble
Inverleigh, VIC Skipton, VIC
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To test the vernalisation theory and answer questions around grazing management.

Crop type: Canola 3 trials Grazing Grazing Regime
Dunkeld, VIC Inverleigh, VIC
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To demonstrate and evaluate a range of management strategies that could effectively reduce damage to emerging canola during establishment caused by slug species in the High Rainfall Zone (HRZ)

Crop type: Canola 3 trials Grazing Pesticide Type Pesticide Method Soil Preparation Stubble
Hamilton, VIC Skipton, VIC Winchelsea, VIC
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Evaluating the impact of cultural and baiting techniques on slug control

Colin Hacking, Dominic Bolton, Wes Arnott (SFS), Steve Dickson, Peter O'Loughlin (Agvise Services) and Sandy Luddington (Crop Care)

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  • To assess the value of a number of treatments in controlling slug numbers.
  • To assess the impact of these treatments on canola yield. 

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Pesticide Application Soil Preparation Sowing Method Stubble Management
Gnarwarre, VIC
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To investigate the feasibility of utilising image data, collected using UAVs, to make timely management decisions relating to slug damage in emerging canola.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop
Inverleigh, VIC
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  • To investigate the efficacy of several commercial snail baits on juveniles of the four pest snail species, and assess the effect of bait size and density on mortality.
  • To conduct preliminary trials to investigate the usefulness of caffeine and Perlka as additional snail management tools.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Pesticide Type
Roseworthy, SA
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