Testing snail repellence options

2019

Research organisaton
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Sarah Belli
King Yin Lui
Year(s) 2019
Contributor Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA
Trial location(s) Albany, WA
Esperance, WA
Testing snail repellence options locations
Aims

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.

Key messages
  • 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 N/A
Trial funding source GRDC DAW00256
Trial funding source DPIRD WA DAW00256
Related program Regional Research Agronomy
Acknowledgments

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)


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Protection
Trial type
Trial design

Albany 2019

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Esperance 2019

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Albany, WA Not specified
Esperance, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Albany, WA Podosol
Esperance, WA Sodosol
Soil Moisture Source: BOM/ANU
Average amount of water stored in the soil profile during the year, estimated by the OzWALD model-data fusion system.
Year Albany WA Esperance WA
2019 334.3mm234.6mm
2018 345.5mm261.8mm
2017 365.9mm282.3mm
2016 384.3mm276.7mm
2015 337.4mm259.8mm
2014 338.4mm257.1mm
2013 371.5mm288.3mm
2012 378.3mm273.3mm
2011 383.4mm260.2mm
2010 349.0mm248.0mm
2009 386.3mm271.3mm
2008 383.4mm263.4mm
2007 364.8mm285.9mm
2006 341.7mm250.7mm
2005 373.8mm261.5mm
2004 349.7mm257.1mm
2003 361.4mm267.9mm
2002 356.0mm240.9mm
2001 350.2mm255.6mm
2000 366.1mm267.7mm
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties

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Climate

Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Albany WA

Esperance WA

Albany WA

CAUTION: Trial site locality unknown; Climate data sourced from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA office location
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Esperance WA

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Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

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.



Trial last modified: 30-11-2021 17:02pm AEST