Preventing slugs in strawberries.

Asked March 8, 2013, 2:48 PM EST

We want to plant strawberries but have had slug problems in the past. Is there some way to help prevent this? Can planting the plants in holes made in black plastic and mulching with straw help or is this a bad idea?

Benton County Oregon strawberries ipm slugs horticulture

1 Response

Treat with different products to reduce slugs and snails.

So far it looks like a very bad slug and snail year.

Mulch create an environment very favorable for slugs and snails.
The use of plastic helps reduce slugs and snails with a drip hose under the plastic.

Mulch with high populations of slugs and snails can act as a breeding environment.