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Slugs

District agronomist, Phil Bowden (I&I NSW), has reported further issues with slugs around Cootamundra, in the South West Slopes district of New South Wales. Phil says many canola crops have come under attack from slugs following the recent cool temperatures and rainfall. Baiting has continued in many paddocks. Similar situations have occurred in many regions of southern New South Wales this season. Canola has emerged in drying soil conditions and remained at the cotyledon-2 leaf stage for several weeks. Following cooler and wetter conditions, slugs have become active, and once again, begun attacking the susceptible plants before they have had a chance to outgrow the damage. 

See PestFacts Issue No. 1 for further information about slugs.

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