Clover seed-Slug

Various species

Pest description and crop damage Mollusks that feed on various plants, damaging roots, crowns, leaves, and fruit. Snails and slugs are nocturnal and generally feed during the night damaging many varieties of plants and plant seedlings. They inhabit damp, moist areas around decaying refuse, organic matter, and hide at the base of growing plants. Their presence can be detected by the shiny trails left on the soil surface.

Management-chemical control

  • iron phosphate (Sluggo Maxx, Bug-N-Sluggo) granule bait at 1.0 to 1.5 lb ai/A. No PHI or REI. Control is usually optimized when warm, overcast conditions follow application.
  • metaldehyde 4% (Deadline M-Ps, Metarex, Slugger 4.0, Slugger Ultra 4.0, Lock OutTrails End LG, TKO The Lockout, Slug Fest) granule bait at 0.4 to 1.2 lb ai/A. Control is usually optimized when warm, overcast conditions follow application. 24c SLN: OR-140004A, OR-140004B, OR-140004C, OR-10004D, OR-140005, OR-140008.
  • sodium ferric EDTA (Despot Slug and Snail, Ferrox) granule bait at 0.25 to 1.0 lb ai/A. No PHI or REI. Control is usually optimized when warm, overcast conditions follow application.

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