Microwaving snails

Microwaving snails may sound more like something you could expect to find in an adventurous kitchen rather than an agricultural research facility, but microwaving is in fact a technique that shows considerable promise for controlling infestations of snails and other pests in some agricultural situations. By Jill Griffiths

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Senior research scientist JohnMoore (Department of Agricultureand Food Western Australia)began experimenting with usingmicrowaves to control patches of gorse andother weeds on the south coast of WA.

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