Harvest hygiene urged to prevent mouse outbreaks in 2021
Stock Journal Australia, Other, 29/11/2020
Planning ahead could help control the issues from mice at next year’s sowing, growers are being reminded. Pest experts, supported by GRDC, are encouraging growers in areas where mouse numbers are at moderate levels, to harvest as cleanly as possible and practice good farm hygiene, especially near grain storage facilities. CSIRO lead mouse researcher Steve Henry says food resources left in paddocks after harvest could sustain mouse breeding and lead to higher mouse numbers when next year’s winter crops are sown.