MSG guidelines

  • Use minimum active per ha to avoid drainage and run-off losses
  • Maximum application rate 210g metaldehyde a.s/ha* For additional protection of water, suppliers/BASIS advisors may recommend rates reduced to 160g a.s/ha or less*
  • Maximum total dose from 1st August to 31st December: 210g metaldehyde a.s/ha* For additional protection of water, suppliers/BASIS advisers may recommend rates reduced to 160g a.s/ha or less*
  • Maximum total dose rate: 700g metaldehyde a.s/ha/calendar year*
  • No pellets to be applied within six metres of a watercourse
  • Do not apply when heavy rain is forecast
  • If drains are flowing do not apply metaldehyde based slug pellets

*from any combination of metaldehyde products. 700g is also the statutory limit.

a.s.: active substance (or active ingredient)

For pellet application training, see the NPTC City & Guilds (www.nroso.org.uk) or contact your distributor.