All-species slug pellet approved for potato use

11 July 1997




All-species slug pellet approved for potato use

SLUG pellet Genesis from Rhône-Poulenc has been granted approval for use with potatoes.

Based on thiodicarb it controls all species of slugs, with a durum wheat based carrier to increase weathering resistance and improve spreadability.

"Genesis is more weatherable due to its doughy consistency and, therefore, more suited for use in periods of heavy rainfall or irrigation," explains market development manager, David James.

Recent rains mean the risk of slug attack is high over coming weeks. "With the harvest potential from this years maincrop looking promising and, as a consequence, pricing under pressure, growers should focus on crop quality to avoid grading losses and rejections," advises Mr James. &#42


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