Wildlife management on the farm is key to maintaining quality and yield. It is also a major requirement of farm food safety plans. The Wildlife Damage Management Series for Midwestern Farmers provides growers the tools to identify and mitigate damage as well as information regarding the various agencies that regulate wildlife.
Preharvest Wildlife Scouting
Wildlife activity on the farm is a huge food safety risk, which is why it's crucial to scout your fields for animal damage prior to harvest. This interactive video leads you through a simulated preharvest wildlife assessment. Here, you can choose which areas you to scout within your carrot field, and make a decision on what to harvest based off of your observations.
Published on November 4, 2019
Learn more about the risks associated with the three main types of animal intrusion a grower may find during a preharvest wildlife assessment.
Published on October 7, 2019
Voles can cause extensive damage to orchards, ornamentals and tree plantings due to their girdling of seedlings and mature trees and feeding on roots.
Published on April 18, 2019
Consider using the powder formulation of Avipel seed treatment for last-minute application in the planter box if you are dealing with a large sandhill crane population.