[Market-farming] Slug control in mild winter hoophouse

Elaine Granata elainegranata at peoplepc.com
Thu Jan 4 17:57:25 EST 2007


I've used beer with some success.  Take tuna/cat food cans, distribute them
every few feet, fill with beer, then empty after a day or two when they're
good and dead-- and before they begin to stink.

Elaine
Denver
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Meadows" <pat at meadows.pair.com>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 1:59 PM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Slug control in mild winter hoophouse


> On Thu, 4 Jan 2007 13:29:02 -0500, you wrote:
>
> >Since we're talking about Vegetable Weevil Larvae in winter hoophouse...
> >does anyone have a good strategy for slug control on same (chard,
broccoli,
> >bok choi, etc...? My hoophouse is 65x24' and temps here (W. Mass.) havent
> >been any colder than elsewhere in the east. My hope was that sub-freezing
> >temps in hoophouse would diminish slug probs while leaving the greens and
> >brassicas quite happy. We don't keep any fowl (widely recommended as
natural
> >slug control) nor would I want to interrupt growing cycle long enough to
> >safely compost their manure inside the high value greenhouse space...
> >thanks!
>
> I find that the iron phosphate pellets work well.  There are two brands,
> Sluggo is one and Es-Car-Go (from Gardens Alive) is the other.
>
> http://www.biconet.com/crawlers/sluggo.html
>
> http://www.gardensalive.com/product.asp?pn=2111&ss=es-car-go
>
> They are non-toxic to wildlife and pets.
>
> Pat
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