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During autumn of 1978 and 1979 the New York Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit continued its program of research and management aimed at the pine vole (Pitymys pinetorum) and meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus). Two herbicides, Ammate-X (E.I. Dupont de Nemours) and Kerb (Rhom S Haas Corp.) along with 4 candidate rodenticides, Bromadiolone and Chlorophacinone (Chempar Inc.), Volak (I.C.I. Chemicals Inc.) and zinc phosphide (Bell Laboratories Inc.) were tested in both orchard and laboratory situations. This work is being conducted in conjunction with a separate research unit project aimed at evaluating the potential of using populations of the larger meadow vole to limit the invasion and success of the smaller but more troublesome pine vole. This biological control aspect will be treated in a separate manuscript.