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Slugs best beaten by baiting at sowing.. The planter was mounted with a bait applicator to apply slug bait in a 10-centimetre band directly above the row at seeding... To monitor slug numbers in spring and then at pre-sowing, Dr Nash says it is easier for growers to put down some cheap bait, leave it overnight and come back the following day to see how many slugs were killed, rather than using surface refuges such as tiles...
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Employing people is a great privilege and starting a new job is almost always a significant time for the employee... Selecting, engaging and inducting well will set the scene for a productive, positive and ongoing arrangement between both parties... Irrigated wheat can yield up to eight tonnes per hectare in the northern region, given good management and adequate water around flowering time...
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A one-year 'fast-track project' has been developed to evaluate the impact of a range of slug control practices to help growers avoid losses.. "The purpose to the project is that we can show farmers there is a way to deal with slugs and it's not by skimping on bait and putting it out too late," Dr Horne says... Mr Drum says while the number of slugs is predicted to be lower this season, he is still expecting to see plenty in crops...
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Growers advised to look out for slugs.. Ms Micic, who conducts slug research supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), said black-keeled slugs were usually black with a prominent ridge down the back, and could burrow to a depth of 200 millimetres or more... A new project is commencing, funded by the GRDC and led by DAFWA in WA, which aims to expand ecological and biological knowledge of specific snail and slug species, including black-keeled slugs, to provide growers with regionally specific information to allow them to effectively and economically manage these pests...
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With sowing either underway or fast-approaching following widespread rain in early April, growers in the high rainfall zone (HRZ) of south-eastern Australia are being reminded to put in place slug control practices for the 2015 season... Monitoring of slugs by South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) researchers and time-lapse cameras suggest some slugs are starting to emerge from summer refuges, especially the surface active species... A key control option for growers to consider is rolling post-sowing, pre-emergence to help seedling establishment, limit soil clods that provide slug habitat and make it more difficult for slugs to find germinating seed...
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Speaking at a recent Albany Port Zone RCSN meeting at Frankland River in WA's southern region, Ms Micic said the study was looking at slug emergence, control options for small conical snails, and new technologies targeting slugs and snails... "The information gained will feed into a model that aims to improve the predictability of slug movements, so that growers can make better baiting decisions," Ms Micic said... Yield losses in cereal crops appear to be more prevalent in dry conditions, when slugs cause damage early in the growing season, impairing plant growth and making it difficult for plants to outgrow damage," she said...
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Speaking at a recent Albany Port Zone RCSN meeting at Frankland River in WA's southern region, Ms Micic said the study was looking at slug emergence, control options for small conical snails, and new technologies targeting slugs and snails... "The information gained will feed into a model that aims to improve the predictability of slug movements, so that growers can make better baiting decisions," Ms Micic said... Yield losses in cereal crops appear to be more prevalent in dry conditions, when slugs cause damage early in the growing season, impairing plant growth and making it difficult for plants to outgrow damage," she said...
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" Wet conditions put slug and snail baiting to the test 10 September 2013 Melbourne University researcher Dr Michael Nash, formerly a grower in south west Victoria, says with many farmers moving to no-till systems, popular chemical controls aren't necessarily impacting slug and snail populations when applied reactively... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Crops such as canola are particularly vulnerable to slug damage and in most areas not even the species causing damage is known... The range of species that have found their way to Australia presents us with a unique problem and we need to find out more about how they have adapted and the differences in their seasonal activity and biology... It is quite possible that this species could occur in other localities...
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Slugs (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora) are significant pests of crops globally... The main pest species of slugs in Australia are the black keeled and grey field slug the brown field slug can be a serious pest, with species often co-occurring... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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