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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Article Title

Snail investigations

Keywords

Snails, Theba pisana, Ecology, Baiting, Western Australia

First Page Number

62

Last Page Number

63

Abstract

The White Italian Snail (Theba pisana) has long been a serious problem to cereal growers in the Dongara-Greenough area.

Early Department work on the problem resulted in the proving of baits and the development of a harvesting attachment.

Ecological studies done by entomologist Mr. G. D. Rimes over the past four years have shown that snail distribution depends on the availability of free calcium for shell construction.

Erratum

Found in previous article. Reproductive wastage in sheep on clover areas Department of Agriculture, Western Australia Vol 13 No 2 Page No 57

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