Tackling juvenile slugs and snails as they emerge in early spring holds the key to keeping mollusc populations under control and preventing a summer wrecking spree in gardens, raised beds and on allotments, according to the experts at Neudorff.
The company, which has been at the forefront of natural gardening products since 1854, is throwing the spotlight on its Sluggo Slug & Snail Killer Ultra. Its unique micro pellets are ideal for taking action against young slugs and snails that make their first appearance early in the year – ensuring this emerging army of munching menaces is denied the opportunity to feast on tender young flowers, fruit, herbs and vegetables.
Guy Jenkins, Consumer Manager at Neudorff’s UK distribution Partner, DLF Seeds Ltd, said: “The basis of good gardening is nipping a problem in the bud before it spirals out of control. Applying Neudorff’s Sluggo Slug & Snail Killer Ultra to bare soil around edible and ornamental plants early in the season is the first line of defence against emerging molluscs, which increasingly survive the colder months due to the trend for milder winters. If springtime conditions are wet, the pellets remain effective as they’re resistant to rain, thanks to Neudorff’s innovative bait technology.”
Not only is metaldehyde-free Sluggo Slug & Snail Killer Ultra certified for organic use, but its unique micro pellets offer superb economy, providing more baiting points for highly effective control against all slug species that can damage plants, including the garden slug, Iberian slug, red slug and grey field slug.
With gastropods having been named by the Royal Horticultural Society as the UK’s worst plant pest last year, Sluggo Slug & Snail Killer Ultra is the first port of call for gardeners who cultivate flowers and edibles in raised beds. While growing above ground level makes gardening easier, molluscs are masters of scaling heights and will rapidly climb wooden sleepers to access any suspended feast, while slug eggs are commonly found in raised bed soil. To assist gardeners in combating the threat,
Neudorff has produced a free online guide and video that’s packed with raised bed growing tips, helping gardeners to protect crops from the advancing slimy army.
Molluscs can also be tackled using Neudorff’s Sluggo Slug & Snail Killer which, like Sluggo Slug & Snail Killer Ultra, is metaldehyde-free and contains iron phosphate, an iron compound that also occurs naturally. Both products come with the advantage that once slugs have ingested the bait they cease feeding and disappear into their hiding places, so no unsightly mucus trails that were associated with traditional slug pellets are visible. Plus, the pellets are biodegradable, so any that are unconsumed break down to deliver iron and phosphate into the soil, boosting nutrients available to plants.
A 500g pack of Sluggo Slug & Snail Killer has a RRP of £5.49, while a 650g pack of Sluggo Slug & Snail Killer Ultra has a RRP of £8.75. For more information visit www.neudorff.co.uk for details. Or find online stockists on www.neudorff.co.uk/stockists.html.
Neudorff, experts in natural gardening since 1854, is one of the few companies worldwide to develop its own plant protection and plant care products, with the widest range of products certified by the Organic Farmers and Growers’ Association. Since entering the UK market in 2012, the company has built-up an enviable reputation for offering the highest quality gardening products that are gentle to people, pets and the environment.
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