Numerous reports of damage to soybeans have been reported to the OSU Extension Office.
Crop producers need to be scouting their fields for slug damage, according to Extension Agent Dave Dugan.
"These slugs maybe hatched early and are a little bigger than they normally would be when seedlings come through the ground; they could have more impact and cause more damage than in a normal year."
He said the early hatching is due in part to the mild winter.
In addition, he said soybeans face more danger than corn crops because their growing points are above the ground, while corn crops have growing points that are below ground.
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