Golden apple snail, Pomacea canaliculata (Lamarck):
An important quarantine rice pest to watch



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What you should know about the golden apple snail?


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Spreading of Pomacea canaliculata in Asia


How to know if the golden apple snail is present?

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Eggs clutches (left), and depositing eggs (right)
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Rice field with missing plants


How can you prevent the golden apple snail invasion into India?



If you come across this snail immediately contact:
Dr. B.N. Singh, Director, Central Rice Research Institute, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Cuttack, Orissa, 753 006, India.

Prepared with the technical advice from:
Drs. T. Wada, Y. Yusa, and R. C. Joshi
Kyushu-Okinawa National Agricultural Research Center, Suya, 2124, Nishigoshi, Kumamoto 861-1192, Japan

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