Baiting mice numbers

GRAIN growers in Victoria and South Australia are being urged to assess current mouse numbers on their properties to determine if mice are likely to pose a risk at sowing.

GRDC southern regional panel member Kate Wilson and CSIRO Canberra-based researcher Peter Brown.

GRDC southern regional panel member Kate Wilson and CSIRO Canberra-based researcher Peter Brown.

If mouse numbers are a concern, growers should consult with their bait suppliers as soon as possible to ensure they have access to sufficient quantities of bait in advance of sowing.

Growers and their advisers attending Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Updates in both states have been encouraged to be pro-active with mouse control strategies in 2018 in the wake of extensive crop damage last year and a carryover of base populations through summer.

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