Australian Farmers Counting Mice to Help Curb Crop Damage

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April 14, 2015

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April 14, 2015


Mouse Alert

Mouse Census Week is now underway in Australia, where farmers are busy tracking the mouse activity on their properties. The Land, a newspaper founded in 1911 for those living the rural and country life Down Under, reports that this initiative, which the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre launched with the support of the Grains Research and Development Corp., will “provide farmers, the grains industry and researchers with a bank of data about mouse activity in agricultural areas.” To make this task easier, farmers are asked to use the MouseAlert website and smartphone app. The goal is to “identify the likelihood of large scale mouse problems” in areas where grain is grown and solve them before winter crops are damaged.

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Diane Sofranec

Diane Sofranec is the senior editor for PMP magazine. She can be reached at dsofranec@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3793.

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