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Slugs remain a mystery, experts say
Courtesy of Robin Rosetta, OSU
Slugs remain a mystery, experts say
Farmers and researchers recently discussed the mysteries surrounding slugs at Oregon State University's "Slug Summit," in Salem, Ore., on March 25.

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