Wet weather brings slugs

Spackman, Paul
July 2007
Farmers Weekly;7/13/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 2, p52
Trade Publication
The article reports that the risk of slug damage to crops has increased due to the combined wet weather and mild winter in Great Britain. Wheat and crop consultant Mike Raynor says that particular attention must be given to land destined for oilseed rape in the autumn because slugs are capable of wiping out crops from the cotyledon stage. It mentions that more than 300ha of cropped area at Crowmarsh Battle Farms in Oxfordshire, England will be treated with slug pellet for the 2007/2008 season.


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