Teagasc Crop Report

Slug Control Products

Slug Control Products

Tuesday 16th February 2021
(Updated Wednesday 2nd March 2022)
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Slugs

Slugs

Slugs can be a problem in slowly emerging crops by hollowing out seed and by grazing emerging plants and leaves. Loose seedbeds, previous cropping, crop residues, wet autumns and field history are important considerations.

Before applying slug pellets ensure there is sufficient risk to the emerging crop .

  • Monitor numbers by laying traps is the key to their management. Bait newly sown crops with some muesli or layer mash (not slug pellets due to the risk to wildlife and pets) under a slate.
  • Leave traps overnight and examine early the following morning. If you find more than 4 the next morning, consider treatment options.

For more details on slug life cycles click here

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