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Biological control of snails and slugs

Slugs are severe pests in arable crops and constitute an increasing problem, particularly the grey field slug species Deroceras reticulatum causes significant damage to winter wheat and rapeseed. Revised cultivation practices and climate change have improved conditions for the slugs.

This is not only a problem in Denmark, but in large parts of Europe as well

Despite the fact that slugs are a huge problem and cost agriculture 1 billion yield losses a year, there is still much we do not know about these slugs.

We do research in slugs and snail and from time to time we work on project dealing with pest management of slugs, this is often in collaboration with various business partners.