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

  • metaldehyde 4% (Deadline M-Ps, Metarex, Slugger 4.0, Wilco Blue 4.0) 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-140005, OR-140008.
  • iron phosphate (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.
  • sodium ferric EDTA (Ironfist, 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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