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Contribution to an integrated slug control

  • Moens, R. , Latteur, G. & Fayt, E. (1992). Contribution to an integrated slug control. Parasitica, 48: (3),
Type Journal Article
Year 1992
Title Contribution to an integrated slug control
Journal Parasitica
Recnumber 154
Volume 48
Issue 3
Endnote Keywords plant pests|helminths|biological control agents|chemical control|cultural control|mollusc control|cereals|rape|control|integrated control|hosts|parasites|natural enemies|field crops|Mullerius capillaris|
Abstract Integrated slug control was investigated. In addition to through the application of molluscicides, slug numbers are stated to be reduced by cultural methods based on 5 principles: by crop rotation avoiding crops favourable to slugs e.g. rape and vetch [Vicia]; by soil treatments, including clearing the soil after harvest, cultivation, compaction of coarse soils and improvement of soil structure; by improvement of growth conditions (plant fitness); by seed dressing (the antifeedant activity of 8 fungicides was demonstrated in the laboratory and field); and by selection of more resistant varieties. The biological control of slugs is also reviewed, including the use of viruses, bacteria and mites, slug eating sciomyzids, parasitic helminths, such as Mullerius capillaris, predatory beetles and other gastropods, such as Zonitoides nitidus, an egg predator of Deroceras reticulatum, the efficacy of which was assessed in laboratory experiments. Additionally vertebrate predators, amphibia, reptiles, birds and mammals were thought to be important in slug control.
Notes Cited Reference Count: 26 ref. Journal article English
Author address Station de Zoologie appliquee de l'Etat C.R.A., Chemin de Liroux, 8, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium.
Lien ://19951103840
Authors Moens, R. , Latteur, G. & Fayt, E.