Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference
Methiocarb for preventing blackbird damage to sprouting rice
- Author(s): Mott, Donald F.
- Guarino, Joseph L.
- Schafer, E. W., Jr.
- Cunningham, Donald J.
- et al.
Seed rice was treated with 0.25% methiocarb to test its effectiveness as a blackbird repellent in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana in the spring of 1975. Two replications of 3 treated and 3 untreated plots showed 68% more seedlings in treated plots (2,393) than in untreated plots (1,429). Half as many birds (chiefly redwing blackbirds, Agelaius phoeniceus, were recorded in treated (1.18/min) as in untreated plots (2.39/min).