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Live-traps vs. Rodenticides on Organic Farms: which method works best?

Meerburg, MSc. Bastiaan G.; Reimert, BSc. Henny G. M. and Kijlstra, Prof. Aize (2006) Live-traps vs. Rodenticides on Organic Farms: which method works best? Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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Rodent control is important from a food safety perspective, especially on organic farms. However, extermination using cats and poison have their disadvantages. Therefore we were searching for a better method of rodent control on organic farms. Live-traps might be an alternative: it fits better in the organic philosophy. But does it work? In this study we compared application of poison with use of live-traps by determining their efficacies on 20 organic pig farms. We found no difference between treatments, thus live-traps can form an alternative for poison.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 9: Organic animal products: quality and safety
European Union > QualityLowInputFood > Subproject 4: Livestock production systems
Deposited By: Meerburg, Dr. B.G.
ID Code:7107
Deposited On:10 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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