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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Baits do kill juvenile snails... Stubble and/or green plant material reduce uptake of snail bait by juvenile snails... After three days, any remaining baits were removed and weighed to determine amount consumed and snail mortality was assessed after another five days...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A snail bait distribution trial on Yorke Peninsula in 2013 tested the coverage of various spreaders and found that on average coverage was two-thirds of that expected with urea... Recent rains across much of south-eastern Australia have led growers to look at controlling snails and slugs due to an increase in their activity, meaning now is the ideal time to spread bait... "Research is still continuing into the effects of fragmented baits, but it is unlikely that these smaller fragments would contain a lethal dose, so I would recommend that when growers do their calibration run, they look for fragmentation - where instead of baits there are small crumbs - and increase the dose assuming that those baits are no longer effective...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Spreader trial slugs snails.. Armed with four different brands of spreaders (Amazone, Bogballe, Kuhn and Vicon) and two ute spreaders (C-Dax and Lehner), the group tested distribution of four common snail baits (Meta , Metarex , Slugger and SlugOut ) - representing a range of pellet sizes and prices ($10 to $40 per hectare)... "The test involves running the spreader across 50 catch-trays in the paddock, to assess the accuracy and evenness of distribution," he says...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
A snail bait distribution trial on Yorke Peninsula in 2013 tested the coverage of various spreaders and found that on average coverage was two-thirds of that expected with urea... Recent rains across much of south-eastern Australia have led growers to look at controlling snails and slugs due to an increase in their activity, meaning now is the ideal time to spread bait... "Research is still continuing into the effects of fragmented baits, but it is unlikely that these smaller fragments would contain a lethal dose, so I would recommend that when growers do their calibration run, they look for fragmentation - where instead of baits there are small crumbs - and increase the dose assuming that those baits are no longer effective...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Growers advised to take control of wild radish before it's too late.. A Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) "fast track" project, instigated by the GRDC's southern Regional Cropping Solutions Networks (RCSNs) and conducted by BCG (formerly Birchip Cropping Group), has found that populations of wild radish are changing in their level of resistance... The GRDC, through the RCSNs, last year commissioned BCG to conduct regional paddock surveys to highlight first hand to growers and advisers that resistance is developing...
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