Mid-Atlantic High Residue Cropping Systems IPM Working Group on Slug Management

This working group, formed in 2010 and first funded by our Center in 2011, will expand its membership to include additional extension agents and extension specialists, growers, private consultants and NRCS personnel from Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Led by Joanne Whalen (Univ. of Delaware), the group will identify and prioritize research, extension, and education goals associated with slug management in no-till systems, and will plan for the development of a larger grant to evaluate integrated slug management strategies including treatment thresholds, alternative controls, and the use of cover crops to increase beneficial species. Learn more about this group’s plans for 2011–2012.