Protect your spring sown crops
Metarex Inov all-weather slug and snail bait has proven itself to be a critical part of an overall slug management programme to protect a wide range of spring sown crops.
Slug populations can devastate spring sown crops. Maize and brassica seedlings in particular are extremely vulnerable in their early growth stages. New Zealand trials have consistently shown Metarex to outperform clay coated bait alternatives.
Metarex is known for its ‘attract and kill’ mode of action, which provides farmers a highly effective bait with excellent longevity characteristics under wet conditions that doesn’t see the bait fall apart in the first shower of rain. It contains the proven active ingredient metaldehyde, in a homogenous blend throughout the bait, which causes irreversible damage to the mucus cells of slugs and snail. The secret to performance is in the unique wet manufacturing process, which results in a durum wheat based bait that is rainfast and highly palatable to slugs and snails. This gives both the ‘attract and kill’ feature as well as its direct contact action.
Metarex is also Integrated Pest Management (IPM) friendly. The safety to beneficial insects and earthworms allows beneficial insects such as carabid beetles to lend a helping hand for a sustainable integrated pest control programme. The low use rates also provide advantages around storage and ease of handling and application.
Excellent bait ballistics, uniform spreading, high number of bait points and the no dust, no hassle spreading features makes for an effective and user friendly option to combat slug or snail problems.
Contact your local PGG Wrightson Technical Field Representative to find out more.