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  • Adult: Slimy, soft-bodied, gray or mottled, legless mollusk.
  • Larvae: Like adults but smaller.
  • Eggs: Clusters of eight to 60 clear, jellylike eggs laid on the ground in sheltered areas. 

Timing of damage: VE to V2

Type of damage: Defoliation of leaves. Slugs feed on lower leaves and stems.

Scouting: Check 20 plants in each of five areas in the field and record the number of damaged or dying plants. Then check the soil for slug presence.

Economic threshold: None established.

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