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Get After Those Rodents

While driving along Interstate 39 from Bloomington to Rockford, Ill., last fall, John Pickle Jr. conducted a windshield survey based on looking at the four outside rows in corn fields that were running parallel to the highway. His quick and easy visual survey indicated that 60 percent of the corn fields had rodent damage.
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Rodent-Proof Your No-Tilled Crops

Everyone who attends the National No-Tillage Conference can receive FREE positive placement metering kits for applying both granular insecticides and rodenticides that’s worth $50 for every row on your no-till planter.
If you’re no-tilling with an 8-row planter, you’ll be able to obtain a set of FREE positive placement metering kits (PPK) worth $400 at the early January National No-Tillage Conference. That’s because United Ag Products (UAP) is offering these kits that retail at $50 per row FREE to every attendee for controlling costly rodents.
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NNTC16 Audio Presentations

Controlling Voles, Varmints Without Disrupting Your No-Till System - Barry Fisher - NNTC 2016 Presentation - MP3 Download


Voles are an integral part of an overall healthy working-lands ecosystem, but in certain situations their population growth can be damaging to crops. Barry Fisher, the Central Region Leader for the National Soil Health Division of the NRCS, says five active colonies in a close proximity is considered to be the economic threshold that can significantly reduce corn and soybean stands. Other rodents may also contribute to stand losses to a lesser degree. A recommended control program is one that combines multiple practices and strategies. Fisher discusses a systematic approach to controlling voles, including multiple modes of action to keep these critters in check.


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