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Mouse management for maturing crops
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Mouse populations remain high in many parts of eastern Australia and have the potential to cause substantial yield loss as crops begin to mature... The proportion of mice killed did not vary with mouse density, indicating that higher baiting rates would not improve the kill rate... The research team, which included UQ's Rebecca Diete and Natalie Walker and Tony Pople from the Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, found that self-regulation of populations starts when mouse densities are greater than 500 mice per hectare in maturing wheat and sorghum crops...
Broadacre Field Crops DAFF QLD