Potato slugs cause trouble

28 June 2002




Potato slugs cause trouble

EARLIER than usual planting and recent wet weather mean slugs could be particularly troublesome in potatoes this season, say technical specialists.

A recent survey of agronomists, advising on 18,000ha, found 82% considered controlling the pests is vital, according to metaldehyde pellet maker Lonza. All believed populations had increased in recent years.

The survey suggests attacks in 2002 will be a month earlier. &#42


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