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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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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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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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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Control measures must be carried out before slug damage is observed... Identify slug species present in a paddock for the most effective control... Effect of each treatment on the plants displaying any slug damage (Inverleigh trial)...
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All baiting must be completed by late August or at least two months before harvest, according to the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Entomology Unit... SARDI entomologist Kym Perry says very high snail populations this season increase the risk of snails becoming a grain contaminant at harvest, potentially clogging machinery or leading to downgrades. ".. The next few weeks are the last opportunity to bait to reduce snail populations prior to harvest now is the time to monitor and assess the need to bait," said Mr Perry, whose work is supported by growers and the Australian Government through the Grains Research and Development Corporation's (GRDC) investment in the National Invertebrate Pest Initiative (NIPI)...
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Time to intensify snail control measures.. "It is critical that baiting or other forms of control are activated as close as possible to a rainfall event... The workshop in Adelaide - attended by GRDC panel members and program managers, entomologists and researchers from South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, grain growers and consultants - was told that juvenile snails which survived over summer should be mature enough now to consume bait...
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has just announced the start-up of five novel research projects under its new Innovation Investment program... GRDC Manager of Commercial Farm Technologies, Paul Meibusch, says the five individual projects are the first to secure funding through GRDC's Innovation Investment program, which is designed to capture ideas and concepts from any field that have the potential to improve the Australian grains industry... Caption: GRDC Manager of Commercial Farm Technologies, Paul Meibusch, with SARDI's Dr Kelly Hill who will be working with Dr Richard Glatz on a project to develop a new system for the rapid detection of fungal spores in crops or stored grain...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Biopesticides offer an innovative approach to the management of pests in farming systems using formulated microbial agents as the active ingredient... Microbes that have been used in this approach include fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes... From initial surveys, a number of species of Trichoderma not previously recorded from Australia have been identified and their interaction with the organism responsible for crown rot and RLN are being evaluated in laboratory and glasshouse trials...
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Snail monitoring cameras have identified snails moving and feeding earlier than usual in the year, giving growers an opportunity to maintain control of snail numbers... SARDI Entomology grains researcher Michael Nash says that while a dry spring generally results in a decrease in snail numbers, growers should not become complacent... Growers who are grazing sheep need to keep withholding periods (WHP) in mind as the WHP of eight weeks on most baits means that sheep will need to be taken off stubbles early, but Dr Nash says that where snails are a frequent problem, early intervention is the best strategy...
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Snail monitoring cameras have identified snails moving and feeding earlier than usual in the year, giving growers an opportunity to maintain control of snail numbers... SARDI Entomology grains researcher Michael Nash says that while a dry spring generally results in a decrease in snail numbers, growers should not become complacent... Growers who are grazing sheep need to keep withholding periods (WHP) in mind as the WHP of eight weeks on most baits means that sheep will need to be taken off stubbles early, but Dr Nash says that where snails are a frequent problem, early intervention is the best strategy...
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