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  A "Pluggo" for "Sluggo"
From: "Jay Vannini" interbnk at infovia.com.gt> on 2000.06.14 at 19:35:40(4784)
Dear fellow plant enthusiasts:

I thought that I'd drop in with some comments on a relatively new (?)
molluscicide on the market that I am now using, thanks to Lynn Hannon, at
whose greenhouse I first encountered it, and the estimable Ralph Lyman, who
also recommended the active ingredient for slug control last year. The
product is called "Sluggo" and it is basically iron phosphate, an
attractant, and a binding agent presented in handy pellet form. While
manufactured in Germany, it's distributed by a company called Lawn & Garden
Products, Inc. of Fresno, CA. I won't actually stoop as far as recommending
a retail sales point - suffice to say that there are several of 'em on the

From: Robb Smith resmith at saltspring.com> on 2000.06.15 at 14:44:33(4786)
This product was discussed on another forum recently, with similar
positive reports. Apparently it is available under the brand names
"Sluggo", "Escar-Go!" and "WorryFree".

Robb Smith

From: "Ted Held" Ted.Held at henkel-americas.com> on 2000.06.15 at 14:48:21(4792)
I was curious about this report, being a long term opponent of slugs. How did
you determine the composition as iron phosphate? Is there something extra that
acts as an attractant, for example? I wonder since the company I work for
produces tons of this stuff as a waste product. Not very expensive. We pay to
have it disposed of. I will have to check this out. Anybody else have

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