It is a water dispersible granule molluscicide for the control of snails in rice crops. Snail Blitz is a dry flowable powder that provides a pH neutral spray mix. It contains 250 grammes per kilo of Copper (Cu) present as Copper Sulphate.
Snail Blitz is manufactured in Australia by Solomon-Kannin and registered to the Ruth Group under APVMA Approval No: 66304/53333. Snail Blitz is a poison and safety directions should be read and observed before using the product.
How do snails damage rice crops?
Snails of the Isidorella newcombi and Glyptophysa sp. cause considerable damage to rice crops in Australia as they feed on the roots of rice plants until the plants reach the tillering stage. They cause considerable damage to the root system of seedlings which often result in the loss of whole plants. Snails are also known to feed on algae in the flooded area. Algae may be controlled with Coptrol which eliminates the algae without harming the rice crop.
Aerial sown crops are predisposed to snail damage
All crops are affected by snail infestation, however aerially sown crops are particularly susceptible because the young plants have shallower root systems. Additionally as aerial sown crops are usually sown in well cultivated paddocks there are less food sources available to the snail making the rice plant even more attractive.
Snail Damaged Crops
Snail Blitz a pilots friend