Pests and Diseases

UK: Matching pellet choice to situation key to slug control

Durum wheat pellets favoured - image: HWPotato growers still have a range of slug control options following the withdrawal of methiocarb, according to an independent potato agronomist. Neil Pratt of Techniculture, who has been comparing several alternative types of approved pellet, said: “Over the past few years we have favoured TDS as our choice of metaldehyde pellet because it features the same attributes found in methiocarb-based pellets. It means there is no need to revise application timings, but there will be instances where we have to respect a watercourse and in such circumstances I advise switching to ferric phosphate-based pellets.” More

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