Vole management in fruit orchards
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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Nationsl Technical Information Service (NTIS) [distributor in Washington, D.C, Springfield, VA .
Written in English


  • Fruit -- Diseases and pests -- United States,
  • Voles -- United States,
  • Orchards -- Management -- United States

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Edition Notes

Statementby Mark E. Tobin and Milo E. Richmond
SeriesBiological report -- 5, Biological report (Washington, D.C.) -- 5
ContributionsRichmond, Milo E, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 18 p.
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14956467M

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Tobin, Mark E. Vole management in fruit orchards. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, []. Vole Management in Fruit Orchards. We describe the identification, ecology, and behavior of voles in apple orchards, evaluate the types, extent, and magnitude of losses inflicted by these. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Unlike meadow voles, the primary method for controlling pine voles is a rodenticide. In Parker’s research in orchards where pine vole populations were found, it typically took him two rodenticide applications to bring the population under control. Lessons learned. Last year, Michigan growers felt the chilling effects of a brutal winter.

These are usually available online. February checking revealed these products registered for vole management in orchards (there may be others as well): Rozol Vole Bait (Liphatech, Inc) EPA reg. # [chlorophacinone] (registered all 6 states, Feb ) Rozol paraffinized pellets EPA reg # [chlorophacinone]. Voles will gnaw the bark of fruit trees including almond, apple, avocado, cherry, citrus, and olive. Vole damage to tree trunks normally occurs from a few inches aboveground to a few inches below ground. If the damage is below ground, you will need to remove soil from the base of the tree to see it. MANAGEMENT. To prevent vole damage, you. Our research provides evidence that vole populations are influenced mostly by agronomic practices and type and extension of fruit orchards. An integrated management strategy in the apple orchard. recommended practice to include as part of an integrated vole damage management program. •Maintaining a vegetation-free zone and orchard sanitation discourages voles from living close to the trunk where they can cause great damage. •It not only limits the availability of food for voles’ survival, but also make them exposed to predators.

2/26/ High-density orchards need vole management - Fruit Growers News 1/5.   1. Introduction. Damage to apple trees by vole gnawing causes weakening and death of trees, if it is severe. In North America, serious damage to apple orchards by pine voles (Microtus pinetorum Le Conte) and meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus Ord) has been repeatedly reported since the early 20th century (Lantz, ; Siegler, ; Hamilton Jr, ; Holm et al., ). species may occur in tree fruit orchards and vineyards, depending on the relative moisture regime and degree of vegetation cover (Sullivan and Hogue ). There are few population studies of these species in orchards, but abundance of montane voles in apple orchards in the Okanagan Valley of B.C. reached peaks of 35 to 40 animals per.   Management of pests, diseases, and weeds is essential for optimal tree fruit production and longevity. Pest and disease control begins with orchard sanitation. Clear fallen leaves and infected fruit from below the trees and remove them from the orchard. Also remove any fruit left on the tree after harvest and discard away from the orchard.