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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:03 am    Post subject: Potato slug damage Reply with quote

I planted Kerrs Pink and have a good return but have lost half the crop to slug damage, is there any variety that is not prone to slug damage,please help as I will have give up growing potatoes
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pentland Dell have high resistance, or those of medium resistance such as King Edwards or Records.

Research more about potato slug damage here...... How to manage the top two potato pests, Wireworm and Slugs.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Potato Book by Alan Romans gives a variety of pest/disease resistance information:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Potato-Book-Alan-Romans/dp/071122479X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314359779&sr=8-1
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't give up !!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nemaslug does help, this is the one type of damage that I really hate.
I do have personal, comparative experience using the nemaslug.

I do not remember having the problem as a kid when my dad grew spuds.
I put this down to the very heavy use of seaweed as a fertilizer by him, and have seen comparative results with beds recently.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some people plant slug pellets (chemical and the ogranic "Ferric Phosphate") along with their seed potatoes when planting. I've never tried it, but I can see how it'd work
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