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orchard agrikem snail pellet spacer

sluggit mix snail baitSluggit Mix snail bait pellets (L6660) with 15g/kg Metaldehyde as active ingredient is a ready-to-use mixture consisting of 50% Sluggit and 50% Sluggit Prima. Sluggit Mix snail bait pellets is the perfect mix of Orchard Agrikem's original softer Sluggit, which is more palatable for younger snails and the specially formulated Sluggit Prima which lasts longer in rainy conditions.

Field test carried out at Roodebloem Farm, Caledon, proofed that with a 4mm daily rainfall pattern ("showerproof"), or a 10mm ("rainproof") daily rainfall pattern Prima declined at a significantly slower rate compared with a reference product. And that for the duration of the test the integrity remains such that the snail bait pellets are still viable, palatable and unlikely to significantly disappear into the soil structure.

Where only snails or slugs need to be controlled, the use of Sluggit snail bait pellets is recommended, as snail bait and pellets containing carbaryl is also toxic to other soil-inhabiting beneficial insects such as isopods and earthworms and should therefore be avoided if snail and slug management is all that is required.

Sluggem, Slugger or Sluggit snail bait pellets should be scattered in areas that are regularly frequented by snails and slugs, such as areas around sprinkler heads. Quite often the area around fences are left untreated, when in fact these areas need to be treated with a higher concentration of snail bait pellets to prevent infestation of the adjacent plantings. Available in 500g and 25kg units.

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