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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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I cannot overemphasise the importance of using sufficient quantities of snail pellets, especially in areas where snails are known to be a problem. Farmers sometimes make the mistake of applying insufficient quantities of snail pellets. This is a short-sighted attempt to save money.

When following the recommended dosages, not only are the seedlings protected, but the snail population is also drastically reduced, which in turn reduces their future reproductive potential.

protect seedlingsAlthough it may seem like the more expensive option, you’ll save money in the long term by addressing the snail problem at the right time and by having a smaller snail population to manage in the future. Sticking to the recommended dosage rates protects against snails and gives you peace of mind.

On a recent visit to a farm near Witsand the coriander plants had just started poking their heads through the soil. I was glad to see at least one snail pellet near each emerging head and to know that the farmer had taken my advice and support to heart. When farmers follow through on my advice, it inspires me even more to support them. When we work together, we can make an enormous difference to your farming success.

Few things in life are really free, so take the opportunity to make use of Orchard Agrikem’s service: it’s free of charge, and you get the chance to join a winning team. Please contact us on 071 485 2550 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. our advice and knowledge is only a phone call away.


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