Mice Control – A Challenge for Conservation Farming

Ben Wundersitz discusses mice control in his farming operation on the Yorke Peninsula.

Whilst no till farming and full stubble retention is where cropping systems need to be to be sustainable these system are conducive to mice problems. Maintaining soil cover is important in reducing salinity issues so whilst grazing can reduce food sources for mice in stubbles it does not fit in farming systems where salinity is an issue. Summer weed control also reduces food sources for mice and is an effective strategy in managing mice numbers. Reducing grain loss at harvest is also important.