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FARM WEEKLY | CSIRO's Steve Henry says strike now to control mice in 2023

WESTERN Australian grain growers have been encouraged to be vigilant in monitoring mouse numbers in the lead up to seeding as growing regions across the State face continued pressure from the pests.

With a record 2022 harvest including a 26 million tonne grain crop in WA, an abundance of food available in paddocks may contribute to further mouse pressures in 2023.

CSIRO rodent expert Steve Henry, who is one of the lead researchers on the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)-supported investment into mouse management, said the conditions were ripe for mouse breeding this time of year.


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