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Tips for Fighting Prolific Slugs and Protecting Your No-Till Crops

Entomologist Kelley Tilmon says rigorous scouting, earlier planting and use of molluscicide baits can help keep slug populations in check.
Slugs are moist creatures that thrive in moist habitats. They require a certain degree of protection and generally like not being disturbed — all conditions that are, unfortunately, prevalent in no-tilled fields, says Kelley Tilmon.
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Slug-Control Product Escapes Notice

Sluggo is used mostly in the West, despite research showing that it could be a boon to no-tillers.
Although it has been available for several years, an often-overlooked, environ- mentally friendly slug-control product is gaining popularity in the United States and could provide an alternative to metaldehyde- based products for no-tillers.
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Slugging It Out With Slugs

Both no-tilled corn and soybeans are hit hard by these pests.
Slugs were likely a major worry for some no-tillers again this spring. In fact, a few Ohio growers have abandoned no-till because of them, maintains Ron Hammond, entomologist with the Ohio State University Agricultural Experiment Station at Wooster, Ohio.
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