Controlling Mice. The Question of Re-sowing.
Andrew Polkinghorne discusses his experiences in controlling mice on his Lock property.
Re-sowing crops is something that farmers are reluctant to do. Control measures should have been implemented well before this amount of damage occurs. Cereals should not be re-sown unless plants number fall below 30 per square meter. Mice tend to be less damaging in emerging canola compered to cereals but can be more difficult to control early in the season. Mice will nip buds and pods off canola in the spring causing significant damage. Damage in cereals tends to be less in the spring.