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Land and aquatic mollusks with more than 100,000 species, usually carrying a housing. Most snails are herbivores, in vineyards they can cause considerable damage by eroding the young foliage in spring. Mainly they occur in humid weather (after a rain). At harvest time, the snails can cause pollution of the grapes. In Central Europe, the snail (Helix pomatia) with several species is widely used, which is considered a treat and is bred for this purpose. It has a light brown, round casing and does not only occur in the vineyard. Snails are made by special pesticides like molluscicides and also fungicides fought. An unusual form of ecological control of snails by badgers is in the South African wine-growing district Robertson practiced. See also below Vine enemies,

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