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Date of this Version

March 1983


Published in Proceedings of the Seventh Eastern Pine and Meadow Vole Symposium, Harpers Ferry, WV, March 3-4, 1983, Ross E. Byers, editor. Copyright © 1983 Velsicol Chemical Corporation.


Manufacturer's responsibility does not end with production of a high quality bait. There are several excellent rodenticides on the market today, but their effectiveness depends on the applicators understanding of what he is doing and why he is doing it. That's why Velsicol has shifted so much of its emphasis to studying rodent behavior and rodenticide application technology. To provide orchardists with an understanding of the dynamics of orchard vole control, Velsicol developed an educational program based on integration of good management practices with chemical and non-chemical methods of control. The program covers orchard cultural practices, identification of voles, vole ecology, and, mechanical and chemical methods of control. It emphasizes that chemicals much be used in conjunction with good cultural practices to optimize production and protect the growers investment.