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How To Prevent Slug Damage To Pasture & Crops

Posted by Sam Searle on Mar 21, 2018 2:03:00 PM


Damage to pastures & crops by slugs is a great cost to farmers if they are not managed & kept under control, to the point of having devastating effects. 


The threat of slug damage is great at anytime of the year, however their numbers are greatest during spring, declining over summer then increase again in Autumn when weather conditions become favourable for them. Slugs will still be active during summer in areas with high rain fall that provides wet soils.

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Topics: Pest & Disease Control, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Pasture & Crop Management