Mouse status in southern cropping systems
Host: Tony Crowley | Date: 09 May 2019
In this podcast, CSIRO’s Steve Henry outlines the research he has been doing with mice in cropping systems. Part of that project, which GRDC has invested in, involves bait trials aimed at getting better uptake of Zinc Phosphide the chemical used in mouse baits.
The podcast was recorded during a break between sessions at the Bendigo Update and starts with an update on the situation in the paddocks at the Bendigo Update, February 2019.
If you apply Zinc phosphate on night 1, and didn't get the result you wanted, don't apply it again on night 2
Steve Henry, CSIRO
0428 633 844
GRDC Research Code: IAC00002
Mr Henry encourages growers and advisers to report and map mouse presence, absence and level of activity using MouseAlert (www.mousealert.org.au) so others can see the scale and extent of localised mouse activity. MouseAlert also provides access to fact sheets about mouse control and forecasts of the likelihood for future high levels of mouse activity in each grain-growing region.
The GRDC-funded mouse monitoring project is a collaboration between Landcare Research (New Zealand), CSIRO Agriculture and Food and the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre.
- Mouse Control
- GRDC Tips and Tactics: Better Mouse Management
- GRDC Update Paper: Monitoring Mice in Australia
- Ag Excellene Alliance: Controlling Mice - Baiting Strategies
- YouTube video: Mice Control - a challenge for conservation farming
- GRDC Mouse Chew Card (PDF 2.8 mb) or GRDC Mouse Chew Card (JPG 0.6 mb)
- GRDC Mouse Control webinar and Q&A from 28th of March
Update papers – Bendigo 2019
GRDC Project code: IAC00002
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