Slugs are found in many crops, e.g. cereals, maize, sugar beet, potatoes, legumes.
Other name: Land slug
Greek name: Γυμνοσάλιαγκες
Slugs while feeding, cause irregular cuts on all above and below ground parts of the plant. Young tender plant tissues are preferred. Eating on seeds and young seedlings results in uneven germination or plant losses. Shiny, silvery traces on the ground or on the plants are a typical sign of slug infestation.
There are several species of slugs, which differ considerably in size and color.
Slugs are active at night in order to avoid dehydration from the sun during the day. While the sun is up, they remain hidden in cracks in the ground, under stones and elsewhere.
Tags: PLANTS ENEMY