Monitoring, detection and integrated management across farm is crucial for reducing the risk of mouse impacts.
To assist landholders, Local Land Services has compiled practical tips and advice from industry leaders in mice management, such as the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and CSIRO:
Landholders can also find this information in Tips and Tactics: Better Mouse Management that has been produced by the GRDC and CSIRO.
NSW Mice monitoring tool
Local Land Services has worked with Cotton Info to develop a mouse monitoring tool, which can help you make better-informed management decisions.
To work effectively, we need you to use mouse chew cards and record your results by filling out a quick online form. The results are then fed into an online dashboard to help track when populations are increasing in your area.
In September 2021, CSIRO researcher Steve Henry provided the latest update on mouse numbers and timely advice on spring mouse management in winter crops and in the lead up to summer crop sowing.
NSW Government Mice Control Program
The NSW Government has a range of support programs to assist landholders with the impacts of mice. These include:
- Rebates for eligible primary producers to help cover the cost of buying zinc phosphide
- Cash rebates for eligible small businesses and households to help cover the cost of mouse baits, traps and cleaning products.
For more information about these rebates, visit www.nsw.gov.au/mice.
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