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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.

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orchard agrikem snail pellet spacer

Including cultural control methods in your practice can help to reduce slug and snail populations as well as reduce or remove the need for snail and slug bait pellet application:

  • Tilling buries available food sources and also directly reduces slug and snail populations
  • Removal of the organic material and weeds between crops reduces the food source for slugs and snails
  • Work seedbeds to a fine tilth – cloddy fields will allow slugs and snail free movement through the soil, attacking seeds and the seedlings’ growing points
  • Make sure seedbeds are firm; if possible roll after drilling

mechanical snail control methodsCultivate soon after harvest, especially in dry conditions

  1. Consider using the following equipment in your cultivating practices:

Continue to monitor the crop via SLUGPRO after applications and make follow up applications if necessary. Continue snail monitoring even if numbers are low, as numbers can increase rapidly over a short period.

apv pellet spreaders are recommended by orchard agrikemSLUGGEM®, SLUGGER® and SLUGGIT® snail and slug bait pellets work optimally when applied accurately and evenly at the desired rate. Attention to detail in accurately calibrating and maintaining application machinery ensures optimum performance and crop protection.

SLUGGEM®, SLUGGER® and SLUGGIT® snail and slug bait pellets are carefully manufactured to be of uniform size and density. This, coupled with their high resistance to breakage, gives them ideal ballistic characteristics for an even and accurate mechanical application.

These benefits will be visible with all application machinery but it is obvious that the quality of the application machinery will influence the final result.
Consider using APV Spreaders to optimally apply SLUGGEM®, SLUGGER® and SLUGGIT® snail and slug bait pellets.

ALWAYS READ THE LABEL BEFORE USE. USING ORCHARD AGRIKEM'S SNAIL AND SLUG BAIT PELLETS IN A MANNER THAT IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE LABEL MAY BE AN OFFENCE. FOLLOW THE CODE OF PRACTICE FOR USING PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS.

WARNING: Keep containers closed/locked at all times. Snail bait pellets may be attractive to animals.

During 2015 the Nadorcotts were badly affected by snails – the first time ever that we had this type of snail damage on Kruisrivier.

The other cultivars did not seem to attract as many snail

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