Preventing slugs in strawberries. #116667 - Ask Extension


Preventing slugs in strawberries. #116667

Asked March 08, 2013, 2:48 PM EST

We want to plant strawberries but have had slug problems in the past. Is there some way to help prevent this? Can planting the plants in holes made in black plastic and mulching with straw help or is this a bad idea?

Benton County Oregon

Expert Response

Treat with different products to reduce slugs and snails.

So far it looks like a very bad slug and snail year.

Mulch create an environment very favorable for slugs and snails.
The use of plastic helps reduce slugs and snails with a drip hose under the plastic.

Mulch with high populations of slugs and snails can act as a breeding environment.

Ross Penhallegon Replied March 10, 2013, 1:29 AM EST

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