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Ask the Expert offers you the opportunity to ask questions about the evaluation and treatment of snail infestations or for that matter any snail related queries.

You can either email your question to us using the form provided, we will make every effort to respond to you within 24 hours or if you prefer a more personal touch contact us on 023 347 2646 or 071 485 2550 alternatively email us at during office hours.

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Spreading snail pellets without due consideration is like throwing cash on the ground. Take some time and mull over the following points – it will save you money.

To get the full potential from your snail pellets – consider the following:

Correct product

  • Use the correct snail pellet – for instance Sluggem, Sluggem Prima or Sluggem Mix. The type of snail pellet is determined by the age and type of the snails or slugs.
  • The species of slug or snail also plays a role. Do you need Sluggem, Slugger or Sluggit? You do not necessarily need a snail pellet with a double active. Know your species.
  • Where you have micro irrigators in place, use the Prima snail pellets (rainproof up to 21 days) for longer lasting protection.


Snail Pellets and Agricultural Chemicals

Orchard Agrikem is a leading South African manufacturer of snail bait pellets and supplementary agricultural chemicals. Established in 1922, we have always been at the forefront of product development continually searching for new approaches to provide our customers with better quality snail bait pellets and agrochemical products at competitive prices. One of these innovations is our SlugPro Programme, an extended snail monitoring programme to assist farmers in controlling their snail and slug infestations.

Orchard Agrikem also provides a turn-key solution for customers in search of product blending, pelleting or repacking solutions. With our blending plant, we are able to blend up to 2.5 tons of dry powder products and 500 liters of liquid products per hour. Our decades of manufacturing experience makes us the competent supplier you've been looking for. We have two complete pelleting lines capable of producing up to six tons of pellets per hour. Orchard Agrikem has extensive experience in a wide range of products, both on pellet size and material to be pelletized. For high quality pellets, look no further.

If you import, export, manufacture or distribute agrochemical products that require repacking or relabelling, we are able to reduce your bulk liquid or dry agrochemicals into smaller units. Whether it is a short or a long run, once off or recurring, request a detailed quote from us today.

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We toll formulate and export to your specification using only the highest quality raw materials.

Should you have existing molluscicide products that you would like to develop or outsource manufacturing for, you need to speak to us. Our existing production volumes and buying power allows us to manufacture highly competitive for the global molluscicide market.

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We’d love to help. Send us an email using our contact form and an Orchard Agrikem representative will get back to you as soon as possible.

If your enquiry is urgent we recommend calling us on +27 (0)23 347 2646

The Slugpro programme has helped us enormously in knowing exactly when to apply snail bait pellets. In the past, we just assumed that snails bred in spring. Now that we know exactly when


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