Journal article

A practical guide for managing a self-sustaining colony ofDeroceras reticulatum(Muller) (Mollusca: Pulmonata)

Helen Billman-Jacobe, Anne Watt, Denya Heap, Ruth Haites

BIOCONTROL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Deroceras reticulatum also known as the Grey Field Slug is a serious agricultural and horticultural pest. Integrated pest management of D. reticulatum and other pest molluscs includes the use of chemical mollusicides, crop management practices and biological control. Research into the biology and control of D. reticulatum requires animals for experiments; however, collection of wild animals for these purposes is often not feasible due to variations in seasonal availability or geographic distribution. Additionally, the use of wild animals introduced a large amount of variation in experiments due to differing health status, age and prior environmental exposure of the animals. This paper descri..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank colleagues at SIP-IOBC 2019 in Valencia for encouraging me to publish this protocol. The authors thank Andrew Colton, Oregon State University and Taylor Brophy, University of Alberta for providing feedback. This work was supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation, Australia.