|Why control slugs?|
|Slugs can cause serious damage to new crops. They eat seeds and young shoots of most crops including clover, grasses, cereals and brassicas. As a result, seedling establishment can be greatly reduced and subsequent yields severely affected. |
Slugs shelter in crop residues and cracks. It is recommended that a slug control programme should be included in all new pasture or crop plantings.
|A High Concentration Formulation (Active Ingredient)|
|The SlugOut granular bait is small in size but high in active ingredients. SlugOut contains 18g/kg (1.8%) of the active ingredient metaldehyde, but all of the metaldehyde is in the edible outer coating, giving an effective concentration of 90g/kg (9%). The active is also attractive to slugs and snails. |
Once the slug or snail has consumed SlugOut it is immobilised and then dies from irreversible damage to its mucous cells.
|SlugOut granules were designed to be smaller than other baits to provide better coverage per square metre. |
Coverage is important as slugs find their food mainly by chance. Thus the more baits per square metre, the greater the chance of a slug finding a bait and feeding on it. Depending on application rates, SlugOut can provide from two to ten times more bait in a given area than other products.
|Performance Under Wet Conditions|
|SlugOut has been formulated to remain highly effective and mould free in New Zealand weather conditions for long periods of time. New Zealand trials have shown that SlugOut did not disintegrate in heavy rain and remained effective for at least 10 days after application. |
|SlugOut should not be applied to the edible parts of the plant. Stock should be withheld from treated areas for 7 days. |