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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
In response to renewed slug pressures in HRZ after the mid to late 2000's drought period a survey has been initiated to determine the extent of problems and validate factors likely to lead to increased chances of crop losses due to slugs at establishment (Table 2)... The trial supports previous research recommending the application of baits immediately after sowing to protect emerging seedlings... Bait does kill juveniles that are active, but invasion from the soil and new hatchlings quickly return population levels to greater than the initial population the common observation baits select for younger populations...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Small pointed snails prefer conditions where rainfall is > 500mm, with all four pest snail species preferring seasons with wet autumns and springs... The season (2012) provides an example of snails and slugs not being limited by dry summer and autumn conditions... The main pest species of slugs are black keeled and grey field slug the brown field slug has also been recorded in high numbers this season (>30 m2)...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Small pointed snails prefer conditions where rainfall is > 500mm, with all four pest snail species preferring seasons with wet autumns and springs... The main pest species of slugs are the black keeled and grey field slug the brown field slug also became a serious pest and is suited to warmer conditions... The trial supports previous research recommending the application of baits must be immediately after sowing to protect emerging seedlings...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
slugs are a major pest of crops globally, and have emerged as a serious pest for australian grain growers in recent decades... Slugs will eat all parts of a crop plant seedlings are the most vulnerable and this is the time when major economic losses can occur... Current research cultivation is effective in reducing slug is investigating this further, but preliminary numbers as it destroys their habitat results suggest that a minimum of 250,000 this is not an option in zero-till operations bait points per hectare may be required...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
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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Catalogue: Ground Cover
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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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
After 7 days, snails were retrieved and assessed for mortality... The pre- and post-treatment numbers of live and dead snails were estimated by collecting all snails in four 0.25 sq... It should be noted that this trial was assessed after only 7 days, so these results do not take into account potential differences in the persistence of different bait products beyond this period...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
ALL-yeAr-rOund ATTACK On SnAiLS required.. While snails cause problems at crop emergence and harvest, integrated management needs to occur across the seasons... For some growers, the first time they discover that snails are a problem in their crops is when a buyer rejects their grain...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Controlling small pointed (conical) snails in Southern WA.. All baits used were non-rain fast... All active ingredients found in baits cause mortality to snails the maturity of the snail and the presence of other food sources affects whether or not baits are eaten...
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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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