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white conical snail

Catalogue: Ground Cover
Mediterranean white and conical snails will serve as test subjects in a pilot study that may lead to the adoption of gene-silencing technology for crop pest-control applications... Dubbed "daughterless technology", the strategy involves constructing a molecular switch that can turn off female development, creating male-only populations... Existing controls have proved only partially successful and involve practices that are increasingly unacceptable to growers, because they either promote soil erosion (such as stubble burning) or cause chemical contamination (pesticides)...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
An integrated management strategy for white and conical snails in cereal, pulse and oilseed crops has been developed through this project and others supported by GRDC... Various grain cleaning alternatives were also assessed in other projects and their performance assessed and published in the manual... The releases of the fly conducted in the final few months of the project against the small pointed snail in the South East should also be assessed over the next two to three years to determine if it has established...
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