TITLE

Target pellets totackle early slugthreat in spuds

AUTHOR(S)
Spackman, Paul
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;4/25/2008, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
32134631

 

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