Snail baiting in southern Western Australia

Host: | Date: 09 May 2019

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    GRDC Podcast: Snail baiting in southern Western Australia

    In this podcast, Svetlana talks specifically about the snail problem and what baiting strategies growers should use to help manage this crop pest issue.

    Date: 09 May 2019

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    Tags: pest snail research, snail lifecycle, snail eggs, snail baiting, bait budgeting, alternative baiting

A new online publication is available for Western Australia’s southern grain growers who have a snail, slug or slater problem in their crops.

Crop damage caused by Gastropods and slaters has increased over the past decade and the Albany and Esperance port zone GRDC Regional Cropping Solution Network has identified the issue as an R&D priority.

So the Stirlings to Coast Farmers grower group, independent consultants and a Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development entomologist have been running trials to evaluate baiting and other controls measures.

Svetlana Micic is DPIRD’s Albany based entomologist and has been running snail baiting trials with local farmers and researching snail reproduction.

In this podcast, Svetlana talks specifically about the snail problem and what baiting strategies growers should use to help manage this crop pest issue.

Further information

Svetlana Micic, Entomologist
Research, Development & Innovation Industry & Economic Development
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
444 Albany Hwy, Albany  WA  6330
t +61 (0)8 9892 8591 | m +61 (0)427 772 051 | w dpird.wa.gov.au

‘Mitigating snails, slugs and slaters in southern Western Australia’ is available on the GRDC website and hard copies are available.

To obtain a hard copy, contact the GRDC Perth office on western@grdc.com.au or call 08 9230 4600.

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