Slugs on trap
Ploughing and minimal tillage are proving the best cultivation techniques compared with no-tillage for controlling slugs on one Leicestershire farm. Sally Morris, agronomist at advisory group Hutchinsons, explains how research on her family farm showed that cultural methods can cut slug numbers sharply in high pressure situations. The 140ha family farm at Hoby near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, is on heavy clay soil and is prone to slug problems, which is exacerbated by a tight wheat and oilseed rape rotation. Losses […]