Double Acay appeared as a requirement of several growers who need to control mollusks and woodlice with a same treatment. ACAY AGRO S.A. gave them an important solution, a product that contains both active ingredients Metaldehyde and Carbaryl in the same granule. The trial was conducted by the Plant Therapy Department of the National University of Mar del Plata. A pest evaluation was realized before planting and results showed levels of 72 and 23 individuals per m2 of woodlice and slugs respectively.
Five treatments were tested: a control without bait application, 4 and 6 kg/ha of Double Acay, 4 kg/ha of Molluscicide Acay + 4 kg/ha of MataBiBos Acay applied together in the same treatment and 4 kg/ha of the same products but applied in two applications.
All treatments showed an excellent performance compared to the control treatment. Double Acay at 6 kg/ha had a better control than the other treatments mainly for woodlice but without significant differences regarding slugs control. Obtaining better or similar control with only one product and lower application amounts gives a very important advantages reducing costs and making the pest treatment easier.
Fig. 1. Control efficiency of woodlice with all treatments tested 7 days after baits application
Fig. 2. Evolution of slug populations for all treatments tested 7 and 14 days after baits application.