- Life of a Slug
- Research and Impact
- New Control Strategies
Welcome to the Slug Activity Predictor!
he Slug Activity Predictor is an online tool developed
by OSU students in 2016 to help growers predict expected daily slug activity in grasses grown
for seed using real-time weather data (provided by Yahoo's API), in order to make effective
decisions on treatment timing and sampling. The Predictor also forecasts weather 3 days after the
date of inquiry. Slugs are most active above ground at night, but can feed and reproduce by day
when the plant canopy is closed, during high humidity and during rainy or foggy periods; or after
supplemental irrigation. Remember that bait treatments are most effective during the first 24
hours, so timing is essential for good control.
Note: the 3-day predicted forecast is based on mean temperature of the high and the low.