Mouse Control September 2011

Mouse plagues usually follow a year of high grain production, particularly with heavy early or late-season rain. The adoption of more intensive cropping rotations using conservation farming practices has seen plague frequencyincrease since 1980 from every five to six years, to every four years.

The result is more mice for any given seasonal conditions and more damage to crops for a given number of mice.

Region National, North, South, West