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Control Slugs & Voles

Slugs and voles are becoming major problems on some farms. Mowing a cover crop down to 8 inches or planting species that 50% winter kill helps reduce pest populations. Read more in this article from the Crescent News.
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Nutrient Deficiencies and Slug Issues

Summer has officially arrived and nutrient deficiencies and pests are now a problem in many fields.  Healthy plants have fewer problems with disease and insects, according to soil specialist Jim Hoorman, so optimum plant nutrition is important for keeping pests at bay and optimizing crop yields. 
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[Podcast] Slugs Will Go After Cover Crops, Too

This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Liz Bosak, an Extension Educator with Penn State University. Bosak will discuss when during the growing season to look out for slugs, how slugs damage cash crops and cover crops, the weather conditions slugs prefer, and more.
This week’s podcast, sponsored by Bio Till Cover Crops, features Liz Bosak, an Extension Educator with Penn State University. Bosak will discuss when during the growing season to look out for slugs, how slugs damage cash crops and cover crops, the weather conditions slugs prefer, and more.
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Hedging Your Long-Term Weed Control Bets to Reduce Herbicide Reliance

No-tiller and crop consultant Jon Spreng, Perrysville, Ohio, says the biggest challenge to combining no-till and cover crops is finding a permanent weed control solution.
Herbicides alone aren’t going to be enough to control weeds in the long run, says Jon Spreng, a no-tiller and crop consultant from Perrysville, Ohio. The current herbicide choices available on the market may last 10-30 years, but unless new active ingredients come along, the fourth-generation grower says he believes that weed resistance will only get worse.
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[Podcast] No Insecticide Means More Predation, Less Slugs

Dealing with slugs can be a real nuisance for many growers. Dr. John Tooker, Penn State University, discusses how seed treatments influence predator populations in the field, how soybean yields respond when slugs are present in fields with both treated and untreated seed, why predator populations are important in your fields and more. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
Dealing with slugs can be a real nuisance for many growers. Dr. John Tooker, Penn State University, discusses how seed treatments influence predator populations in the field, how soybean yields respond when slugs are present in fields with both treated and untreated seed, why predator populations are important in your fields and more. (Courtesy of Cover Crop Innovators)
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Use Cover Crops to Create a Green Bridge for Pests

There are some basic management practices that can affect, sometimes worsen, and other times be used to reduce risks of insect pest injury. As a general rule of thumb (but not universally true), no-till production increases the risk of some problems including pests like cutworm, three-cornered alfalfa hopper, slugs, and several below ground pests (e.g., wireworms and white grubs). Read more in this article from Cotton Grower.
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