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Date of this Version

February 1978


Published in Proceedings of the Second Eastern Pine and Meadow Vole Symposium, Beltsville, Maryland, February 23-24, 1978, Ross E. Byers, editor. Copyright © 1978 Clark.


In the past year, The Pine Mouse Action Committee of the North Eastern Fruit Council, mounted a successful campaign to secure a state label for endrin. This was a temporary state label for special use in pine vole infested orchards. Warren Smith, Extension Agent, will explain in more detail how this was done and what restrictions were imposed. To most of you, this may not seem like we made much progress, but this is the first time a persistent chemical has been returned to the active list. We feel the endrin will give us the needed vole control in orchards until we can mount a serious research effort for the development of an economical, integrated control program.