Target pellets totackle early slugthreat in spuds

Spackman, Paul
April 2008
Farmers Weekly;4/25/2008, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports that injecting slug pellets into potato ridges at planting could improve early slug control. Agronomist Robert Boothman of Boothmans Agriculture says that incorporating slug pellets could more effectively protect newly-planted crops than broadcasting pellets over the surface. That is because for the first six to eight weeks after planting, slugs are deterred from spending time on the surface, due to exposure to dehydrating winds before the crop canopy develops.


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