Slug sessions this week

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The last year has seen a rise in the incidence of slug and snail damage in WA, particularly in canola.

To help better understand the life cycle and control methods that can be used for these pests, the Esperance Port Zone Regional Cropping Solutions Network has invited Dr Michael Nash to WA.

Dr Nash, who works with SARDI in South Australia, has worked as an entomologist since completing his PhD in 2008, and is currently focused on integrated pest management of snails and slugs in grain crops.

Dr Nash will be visiting a number of places when he comes to WA.

Farmers, advisors and other industry are invited to catch up with him at one of his stops.

He will be at the following locations:

Esperance today from 1pm — visiting farmers in the Esperance area, with Farm and General agronomist Andrew Heinrich. For further information, call Andrew on 0428 187 949.Munglinup tomorrow at 8am — visiting local farmers. For further information call Julianne Hill on 0447 261 607.Ravensthorpe tomorrow at 11am — presenting to the Esperance Regional Cropping Solutions Network. For further information call Julianne Hill on 044 7261 607.Albany on Tuesday at noon at Albany DAFWA. Contact Svetlana Micic on 0427 772 051.Boyup Brook on Tuesday at 3pm at Carolyn and Peter Reids Kilamarup, 10km Southeast of Boyup Brook on Boyup Brook/Kojonup Road (3km north of Mayanup Hall). Contact Pip Crook, Southern Dirt on 0427 342 230 or Julianne Hill on 0447 261 607.

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