Snailblitz FAQ

Snailblitz FAQ

Snailblitz is a water dispersible granule molluscicide for the control of aquatic snails in rice crops.

Please review the list of Frequently Asked Questions below. If you have further questions please feel free to contact our Sales Team.

Technical Questions

Snailblitz is a dry, flowable powder that contains 250 grams of copper per kilogram of copper sulphate.

RCI uses a source of copper sulphate, especially produced to filter impurities, such as dioxin, PCBs and heavy metals.

Snails of the Isidorella newcombi and Glyptophysa sp. cause considerable damage to rice crops in Australia. They feed on the roots of the rice plants, causing substantial damage to the root system of the seedling.

Snails damage plant growth and can cause a reduction in plant rice seed density. Snail infestation may cause slower maturity of the plant and variations in crop yield.

Snail infestations often occur when a crop of rice is sown into a paddock used in a previous season to grow rice.

Aerially sown crops are particularly susceptible to snail infestation as young plants have a shallow root system.

Safety & Suitability Questions

Yes. Do not harvest for 80 days after final application.

Also, do not release irrigation water from rice paddies for at least 28 days after application.

Application Questions

Snailblitz can be applied dry via aerial crop dusting. A recommended application rate is 6-12kg per hectare, though higher rates are suggested for deeper water or if high levels of organic matter are present.

Alternatively, Snailblitz can be added directly to water in a spray mix.

Where small areas of application are required (such as farm supply channels), it may be spread by hand.

RCI uses a source of copper sulphate, especially produced to filter impurities, such as dioxin, PCBs and heavy metals.