Gray Garden Slug
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Goh, K. S.; Gibson, R. L.; Specker, D. R.
The gray garden slug was introduced from Europe during the 1800s. It has become a common pest of vegetables, field crops, and ornamentals throughout the United States and Canada. It is a close relative of the marsh slug, Deroceras laeve (Muller), and shares many aspects of its biology. Gray garden slugs attack seedlings of a number of crops, particularly no-tillage corn and alfalfa, and strawberries. Large numbers of slugs can be found in a wet year when the preceding winter was mild.
NYS IPM Type: Fruits IPM Fact Sheet; NYS IPM Type: Vegetables IPM Fact Sheet; NYS IPM Type: Ornamentals Fact Sheet; NYS IPM Type: Field Crops Fact Sheet
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Field Crops; Vegetables; Fruits; Ornamentals