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Can feral pig harvesting and co-ordinated control reduce damage to grain crops?

Gentle, M. and Speed, J. and Prendergast, A. and Marshall, D. (2008) Can feral pig harvesting and co-ordinated control reduce damage to grain crops? In: Proceedings of the 14th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference, 10-13 June 2008, Canberra, ACT.

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Abstract

Commercial and recreational harvesting of pigs is often encouraged by pest managers because it is essentially a ‘free’ reduction in pest density. However, the reduction in numbers may provide minimal damage mitigation and may be inappropriately allocated in space and time. Additionally, more effective control (e.g. baiting) may not occur because of the incorrect perception that harvesting is effective or because pigs are valued for recreational use.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:© Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre.
Keywords:Feral pig; commercial harvesting; recreational harvesting; impacts on crops; coordinated control.
Subjects:Science > Invasive Species > Animals > Impact assessment
Science > Invasive Species > Animals > Animal control and ecology
Deposited On:25 Aug 2009 00:41
Last Modified:07 Jun 2015 15:09

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