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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Aims:

  • 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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