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Date of this Version

February 1979


Published in Proceedings of the Third Eastern Pine and Meadow Vole Symposium, New Paltz, N.Y., February 14 – 15, 1979, Ross E. Byers, editor. Copyright © 1979 Richmond, Bart, Hochstein and Hiaasen.


In this paper we 1) review briefly the rodent damage problem in New York orchards, 2) discuss aspects of the basic biology of pine voles (Pitymys pinetorum) and meadow voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus) that might be used to advantage in designing new control techniques, and 3) describe field experiments now in progress.