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Integrated Slug Control

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This module was originally created for the BASIS Online Classroom. CPD points may only be obtained through completion via the BASIS website, more information can be found here

Useful Articles

With the future of metaldehyde still in doubt and its environmental credentials seen less favourably amongst growers and advisers, there is an increasing demand for ferric phosphate-based pellets for slug...

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A new online tool to help operators set up slug pellet applicators to accurately apply specific pellet products is now live.

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In the first autumn without insecticide seed treatment Deter, growers should place added emphasis on seed-bed quality.

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Last year dry, hot weather persisted throughout the summer, suppressing slug levels in winter crops. This August was quite a contrast, with warmer wetter conditions dampening soil and potentially increasing...

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Slug Watch

Download our SlugWatch app to help monitor the slug pressure in your area.

Live slug pressure information by postcode at the touch of a button. 

Our app provides the opportunity to view location-specific live slug activity data, along with weather data from over 10,000 weather stations to help anticipate slug activity and plan pellet applications. Provides growers and agronomist another tool in making informed decisions on applying pellets. 

Input your own trapping data to help create a bespoke slug activity forecast and refine the dataset. 

Available to download for Android and IOS.

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