With recent weather patterns, specifically high rainfall leading to wet soil conditions, some farmers have experienced damaging populations of slugs in their no-till fields. No-till fields are particularly affected since increased residue provides a stable, cool, and wet environment for these animals that are prone to desiccation (drying out). Oftentimes, farmers wonder if insecticides or seed treatments are effective at managing these noninsect pests. We will discuss management options for slugs in this article.
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Dean, Ashley and Hodgson, Erin W., "Management Considerations for Slugs: Do Insecticides Work?" (2020). Integrated Crop Management News. 2612.
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