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Wet weather prime for snail control

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Snails are in such numbers on some farms taht they have clogged up harvesting machinery... "If there is sufficient food and moisture, snails will descend from their summer resting places and may breed opportunistically," Mr Shannon says... Mr Shannon says that in addition to baiting, an integrated approach to snail control may include the following: good summer weed control; using mechanical controls, such as towing a cable or roller behind a tractor if hot, dry conditions persist; and uniform burning, which can also help to effectively control snails, but should be avoided if other options are possible...
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