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The potential for slug control with ferric phosphate

Horgan, A R (2006) The potential for slug control with ferric phosphate. In: Atkinson, C; Ball, B; Davies, D H K; Rees, R; Russell, G; Stockdale, E A; Watson, C A; Walker, R and Younie, D (Eds.) Aspects of Applied Biology 79, What will organic farming deliver? COR 2006, Association of Applied Biologists, pp. 225-226.

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Slug and snail damage, especially on young plants can mean serious economic loss for growers. Organic growers have in the past had few, if any, effective products to use for their control. Now ferric phosphate has recently gained organic status from the Organic Farmers and Growers organisation. Its unique mode of action, environmental profile and effectiveness against a range of slug and snail species will make this a first choice for all organic growers. The eventual breakdown components iron and phosphate, will contribute to the crop’s nutrient supply.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Slug control, snail control, ferric phosphate, Ferramol
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: UK > Other organizations
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2006
Deposited By: MILLMAN, Mrs Carol A
ID Code:10232
Deposited On:20 Dec 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:34
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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