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.
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.|
|Deposited On:||10 May 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:32|
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