Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA
These trials tested the repellence of some products being promoted or anecdotally observed to repel snails in broad acre crops. These products have no supporting data nor are they registered for snail repellence in crops.
None of the products tested repelled snails from senesced barley plants in the laboratory experiment.
No treatment caused significant mortality of conical snails when assessed after 21 days compared to a water treatment.
The Esperance field trial demonstrated pyroligneous acid having no repellence effect on the snails.
This reinforces that products should only be used at registered rates, times and methods of application in crops for which they are registered.
Lead research organisation
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA
Host research organisation
Trial funding source
Trial funding source
DPIRD WA DAW00256
Regional Research Agronomy
Svetlana Micic, John Moore, Carlos Babativa Rodriguez and Jeremy Lemon (DPIRD)
Thanks to GRDC and DPIRD for co-investment in the ‘Building capacity in crop protection and crop production agronomy research and development in Western Australia’ project (DAW00256/DAW1512-001RTX)
Trial source data and summary not available Check the trial report PDF for trial results.
Derived climate information
No observed climate data available for this trial. Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.
CAUTION: Trial site locality unknown; Climate data sourced from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA office location
SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.
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