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Ask the Expert offers you the opportunity to ask questions about the evaluation and treatment of snail infestations or for that matter any snail related queries.

You can either email your question to us using the form provided, we will make every effort to respond to you within 24 hours or if you prefer a more personal touch contact our AVCASA accredited SlugPro Expert, Arnold du Preez on 071 485 2550 during office hours.

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Using unique and patented technology, TUBEX have developed the Vinewrap Peg-thru to provide an effective vineguard that is both easy to open, and which is also designed to stay open whilst essential maintenance operations are carried out on the young vine plant.

Bud rubbing/selection, weeding and possibly pesticide/fungicide applications can be time-consuming, costly and sometimes almost impossible to undertake using regular vineguards, even those supposedly designed to be opened, however gaining access to vine plants within Tubex Vinewrap Peg-thru takes seconds and the guard stays open, leaving both hands free to work on the plant.

TUBEX Vinewrap Peg-thru requires the use of a 3mm steel securing rod, which acts as the vine ‘tutor’ (training the plant up to the first trellis wire) and which can be re-used multiple times. TUBEX Pegthru simply slides up and down the rod, hinging open on the specially designed rod cavity and springing back into place when released.

Although this new technology is unique to TUBEX, being designed to open and close many times over its minimum two year life span, once in place the TUBEX Vinewrap Peg-thru still offers all the same benefits that Tubex has become famous for.


  • Heights: 60cm, 75cm and 90cm
  • Diameters: approximately 90mm
  • Minimum order: 720 units


  • UV stabilised polypropylene, harmless to the environment.
  • Designed to last a minimum of 3 years before degradation commences.
  • Secure protection against animal browsing and/or herbicide spray drift.
  • Fewer side shoots and faster growth of the young vine plant.
  • Protection against wind buffeting and mechanical weeding machinery.
  • Earlier cropping (return on investment) due to faster growth up to the fruiting wire.