This is thelast season that methiocarb slug pellets can be purchased, what action cangrowers take?
Asthe final sales date for methiocarb slug pellets looms, those wishing to use thesewill need to ensure they purchase stock by the 18th September 2014as that is the final sales date for all such products, advises Peter Stacey,Bayer CropSciences Molluscicide Product Manager.
However,those growers who are concerned about slug control in 2015, can purchase productthis year and use it next, providing they do so before the final use-up date of19th September 2015, says Mr Stacey. This could be especially important for thepotato sector where methiocarb provides the all-important backbone for slugmanagement.
Useagevaries from year to year but, hopefully, there should be sufficient stock forthis year. However, depending on slug numbers which are currently very high, suppliesmight be tighter than expected, so it is important to purchase product as soonas possible, especially if contemplating buying for next season as well asthis.