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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 2754 or 071 485 2550 alternatively email us at during office hours.

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As a vegetable farmer, in addition to all the other pests you also need to take slugs and snails into consideration. Failure to do so could lead to significant losses.

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Keep the following in mind when planning your next planting to minimise slug and snail damage in vegetables:

  • Treat the designated planting area with snail bait pellets a month or two in advance. It is best to use a rain proof pellet (like the Orchard Agri Chemicals Prima pellet). You will reduce the slug and snail population and so doing minimise the damage to young seedlings.
  • If you are planning to use plastic ground cover, ensure that the pellets are set down before the plant starts to sprout.
  • Spread pellets around the border areas of the new planting. This will deter slugs and snails coming from other sections to migrate into the area newly planted.
  • Use traps for monitoring. This will help you to measure the result you are getting with the snail bait pellets. It will also help you to determine if the correct kg/ha was applied. See the SlugPro section on our website for more information.
  • Ensure that you use the correct pellet for the species of slug or snail. Have a look at the Info Centre on our website.

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During 2015 the Nadorcotts were badly affected by snails – the first time ever that we had this type of snail damage on Kruisrivier.

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