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Potential for mouse plague in SA this autumn
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South Australian grain growers are being advised of the potential for a mouse plague this autumn... Grain remaining on the ground after harvest and from barley crops damaged by wind before harvest is supporting population build-up, with growers reporting the emergence of fresh mouse holes over recent weeks... Remov ing or reducing cover, including plant material, rubbish and general clutter around buildings, silos and fodder storage as these all provide protection for mice Rolling stubble in summer, which exposes mice to birds of prey ...