Grass seed-Slug

Brown-banded Arion slug (Arion circumscriptus)

Marsh slug (Deroceras laeve)

Gray garden slug (Deroceras reticulatum)

Pest description and crop damage Land mollusks that feed on various plants, damaging roots, crowns, leaves, and fruit.

Management-chemical control

  • iron phosphate (Sluggo) granule bait at 1.0 to 1.5 lb ai/a. No PHI or REI. Control is usually optimized when warm, overcast conditions follow application.
  • metaldehyde 3%, 3.5%, 4%, and 7.5% granule bait. Application rates vary by product labels. Consult the product label for appropriate application rate. Control is usually optimized when warm, overcast conditions follow application.
  • metaldehyde (Slug-Fest) Apply 0.771 lb ai/a (47 fl oz/a) in sufficient water for thorough coverage or ten gallons of water per treated 1,000 sq ft. Apply a maximum of 4 applications per season with at least 21 days between applications. Withhold heavy watering for at least 2 days after treatment.
  • sodium ferric EDTA (Ironfist, Ferrox) granule bait at 0.25 to 1.0 lb ai/a. No PHI or REI. Control is usually optimized when warm, overcast conditions follow application.

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