Kentucky Wheat: Slugs – A Management Challenge for Farmers and Researchers

🕔May 2, 2018Key Features of Slugs Slugs are mollusks and do not have legs.  In order to travel, they secrete a mucus from a gland located at the anterior part of their […]

Tennessee: Shaping Up to Be a Slug Year? – Video

🕔Apr 27, 2018According to Dr. Scott Stewart, the cool, wet spring could lead to increased slug damage in Mid-South crops. Watch his update on slug research, including sampling and control options.

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 5 Tips for Slug Management

🕔Apr 20, 2018Slugs can be a difficult pest to manage when conditions are favorable for them, which has been the case often (particularly in southern Illinois) over the last couple of years. […]

Tennessee: Will This Be Another Slug Year?

🕔Apr 17, 2018I’ve already been getting comments about people seeing slugs in their fields, and the cool and wet weather isn’t helping. Of course, slugs like it wet, and slow seedling growth […]

Mississippi: Slugs Favor Cool, Wet Weather, and Residue

🕔Apr 10, 2018I have recently received a few call about slugs in corn. I suspect this will increase in more crops as planting continues and they begin to emerge. Slug problems usually […]

Kentucky Soybeans: Heavy Outbreak of Slugs, Snails

🕔Jul 5, 2017Current Situation “I haven’t seen a slug outbreak like this in 40 years of growing soybeans” was a comment of a soybean farmer in Logan County last Friday (June 9, […]

Pennsylvania: Slug Problems – Three Year Rotations Will Help

🕔Jun 28, 2017While slugs are fresh in our minds it may be beneficial to discuss some longer-term slug-management options that might help decrease future slug challenges. I hope you or your clients […]

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Pay Attention to Seed Options When Replanting Due to Slugs

🕔Jun 21, 2017We have heard that many folks are considering replanting corn and/or soybean following heavy slug damage this spring. Particularly for corn, we thought it would be prudent to remind folks […]

Delaware Soybeans: Early Season Pests to Watch For

🕔Jun 16, 2017Scout soybeans for early season pests including grasshoppers, bean leaf beetles, slugs, and deer. Continue to sample fields for slugs and other defoliators. The past few weeks, I have seen […]

Illinois Corn: What Insects Are Out in the Fields Right Now?

🕔Jun 12, 2017Just a quick overview of some insect issues presenting themselves recently. True Armyworm Lots of reports of armyworm being found in wheat and corn. With reports of wheat harvest starting/getting […]

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