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Pellet application… timing is critical

To maximise molluscicide efficacy, slug pellets should be applied when weather conditions are favourable, and only after slug populations have reached threshold.
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It is not advisable to apply slug pellets immediately prior to heavy rainfall as this can lead to the rapid degradation of slug pellets, especially if they are of a poorer quality.

To reduce the impact any subsequent wet weather has on the longevity and efficacy of slug pellets, a pellet which remains palatable and mould-free should be used: Gusto IRON is manufactured using a two-stage drying process which ensures the ideal balance between persistence in wet weather and palatability over a long duration.

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Compared to other slug pellets Gusto IRON remains mould free for longer, with each pellet also maintaining its shape and durability even in persistently adverse conditions.

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Gusto® IRON: the obvious choice for cost-effective slug control

Gusto® IRON is a ready-to-use, pelleted bait containing 2.94% w/w anhydrous ferric phosphate. It is approved for use in a range of agricultural and horticultural crops and offers the following key benefits:

  • A durable, persistent and palatable slug pellet for the control of all UK slug species
  • Rainproof and with superior mould resistance
  • Excellent colour retention for easy detection
  • Uniform pellet size and density for accurate spreading to wide working widths
  • Optimum baiting points of 40-50 pellets per m2 when applied at a field rate of 5kg/ha