Slugs In Crops: The Back Pocket Guide

Published: 14 May 2024

Slugs have become an important pest group attacking Australian grain crops as farming practices have changed. Slug infestations cause crop damage and yield loss from their feeding and incur significant field control costs.

This back pocket guide summarises slug species and their identification, anatomy and life cycle to help growers identify any slugs present in their grain crops to help determine the most suitable control practices.

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Region: National

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