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Research zooms in on slugs and snails
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In-paddock imaging technology is being employed in research which aims to help growers better predict when slugs will be active on their properties, so they can better time baiting applications... The research is being conducted as part of a project investigating slug and snail monitoring and control methods, initiated by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSN) initiative... Due to the sporadic nature of slug attacks, Ms Micic said the RCSN study had set up a field trial at Frankland with imaging technology to take photos every few minutes, along with a weather station, to correlate environmental cues with slug movement...
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