Season 3 Episode 2 - Got Voles? Get Raptors.
Vole damage to crops is dependent on several variables - palatability and density of cover crops, soil types, field borders, and... raptor perches.
Abby Prieur and Megan Zagorski recently wrapped their Masters Studies at Purdue University where they focused on practices and field qualities that could impact the probability of vole damage in Indiana cropfields.
They discuss their findings and how farmers, agronomists and others can use this information to help focus scouting and management efforts.