Slug Patrol: new ways to control slugs in arable farming

Graphic with image of a slug
Thursday 25 April 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00

Mintlaw Public Hall, Mintlaw AB42 5EH

Soil Association Scotland

With a ban on metaldehyde coming in next year 2020, how will you be tackling our slimy friends?

  • Learn how to get the best results from alternative chemical ferric phosphate
  • See how to manage soil to minimise slugs
  • Hear from Dr Andy Evans of SRUC on different control methods
  • Find out how farmers and land managers in the River Ugie catchment can benefit from Scottish Water’s Drinking Water Protection Scheme (DWPS) to balance the costs of switching to ferric phosphate

Free to farmers and land managers. Booking is required and lunch is included.

Book online.

For more information call Jane on 0131 666 2474 or email

Funding for this activity is made available through the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union), with partner funding from RSPB Scotland and Scottish Water.

Free to farmers and land managers