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Date of this Version

March 1982


Published in Proceedings of the Sixth Eastern Pine and Meadow Vole Symposium, Harpers Ferry, WV, March 10-12, 1982, Ross E. Byers, editor. Copyright © 1982 Siddiqi and Blaine


A poisoned bait feeder station is being evaluated for a long term meadow vole control in Ontario apple orchards. This bait station can maintain a bait supply even under deep winter snow cover, commonly experienced in Ontario, when voles inflict extensive tree damage. Latest generation of acute anticoagulants, encapsulated zinc phosphide, and commercial formulation of zinc phosphide treated cracked corn bait in the bait stations are evaluated against the conventional broadcast application of the zinc phosphide treated cracked corn.