Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Yum! Filipino Snails

the problem? some snails are not native here and have become a major pest in rice fields, eating the small rice plants. The

The golden apple snail is considered a major problem of rice. If no control measure is taken, they can completely destroy 1 m2 of field overnight. This damage could lead to more than 50% yield loss.

link2 how to control them: lure them with certain leaves or sticks to climb, collect them when you drain the field and eat them or feed them to the ducks  chickens or pigs etc. and at harvest time the ducks will eat the small ones you miss

Handpicking is recommended for large adult golden snails as these are not fed upon by ducks.

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