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  1. Hans-Jürgen Schnorbach1,
  2. Hans-Detlef Matthaei2,
  3. Franz Müller3

Published Online: 15 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/14356007.a16_649.pub2

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

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Schnorbach, H.-J., Matthaei, H.-D. and Müller, F. 2008. Molluskicides. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany

  2. 2

    Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany

  3. 3

    (formerly Novartis Crop Protection, Basel), Hergiswil, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2008


The Introduction has been considerably expanded to describe the phylum Molluska in more detail with respect to classification, biology, habitat, and damage to crops. The gastropods associated with human and animals are also briefly mentioned to complete the overview. In Chapter 2 Methods for the Control of Slugs and Snails in Agriculture and Horticulture the various methods available today to combat slugs and snails in agriculture and horticulture are described and the corresponding chemical and biological means are presented. Although some of the molluskicides are restricted in their use or even banned in Western countries they are included here because they are still in use in Developing Countries. The chemical compounds are presented according to their classification as pesticides. In the chapter “Toxicology” all available data relating to mammals and wildlife are presented rather than describing the toxicological profile of a compound, because the evaluations are still not harmonized worldwide, and would therefore lead to some potential problems for the reader.

2.Methods for the Control of Slugs and Snails in Agriculture and Horticulture
2.1Corrosive and Dehydrating Agents
2.2Cultural Control
2.3Biological Control
2.4Chemical Control
2.6Inorganic and Metal-Containing Compounds
2.7Organic Compounds
2.8Newer Developments
2.9Older Molluskicides
3.1General Remarks
3.2Inorganic and Metal-Containing Molecules
3.3Organic Compounds