Summary: This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in the Midwest, Eastern, and Mid-Atlantic regions manage their slug problems in field crops when using no-till production practices. It will cover basic biology of slugs including life history and how it relates to grower practices, and then discuss an IPM approach to managing the problem. By the end of this presentation, the practitioner should know more about slugs in field crops, and be able to appropriately manage slugs.
United Soybean Board (USB) farmer-leaders develop and maintain partnerships with U.S. land grant universities and U.S. ag-focused research organizations such as the Plant Management Network to increase the transfer of checkoff-funded applied and practical production research information to U.S. soybean farmers. USB neither recommends nor discourages the implementation of any advice contained herein, and is not liable for the use or misuse of the information provided.