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dc.contributor.authorKerns, David L.
dc.contributor.authorSullivan, Lawrence M., 1939-
dc.contributor.editorWright, Glennen_US
dc.contributor.editorGibson, Ricken_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-14T18:48:20Z
dc.date.available2012-05-14T18:48:20Z
dc.date.issued2002-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/223653
dc.description.abstractTwo studies were conducted investigating the efficacy of Prozap (zinc phosphide), Ramik Green, and Ramik Brown (diphacinone) rodenticides on woodrats infesting citrus. Based primarily on using feeding activity as an indication of population density, Zinc phosphide (ZP) provided a rapid knockdown of the rat population, and offered 60 to 75% control. However, this product is known to cause "bait-shyness" following the initial application so additional control with subsequent applications of ZP targeting the same rat population would not likely result in a significant increase in control. Ramik Green and Ramik Brown are slow acting anticoagulant rodenticides, and performed similarly to each other. Anticoagulant rodenticides are not known to cause bait-shyness. In this study, these products only offered 20 to 38% control, but it is possible that these values may be artificially low since the rats may have been preferentially feeding on stored oat groats used to gauge feeding activity rather than consuming the anticoagulant baits.
dc.description.sponsorshipArizona Citrus Research Councilen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAZ1303en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-133en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectCitrus fruits -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectCitrus -- Pest controlen_US
dc.titleWoodrat Control in Citrus Groves with Zinc Phosphide and Diphacinoneen_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalCitrus and Deciduous Fruit and Nut Research Reporten_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-26T15:20:14Z
html.description.abstractTwo studies were conducted investigating the efficacy of Prozap (zinc phosphide), Ramik Green, and Ramik Brown (diphacinone) rodenticides on woodrats infesting citrus. Based primarily on using feeding activity as an indication of population density, Zinc phosphide (ZP) provided a rapid knockdown of the rat population, and offered 60 to 75% control. However, this product is known to cause "bait-shyness" following the initial application so additional control with subsequent applications of ZP targeting the same rat population would not likely result in a significant increase in control. Ramik Green and Ramik Brown are slow acting anticoagulant rodenticides, and performed similarly to each other. Anticoagulant rodenticides are not known to cause bait-shyness. In this study, these products only offered 20 to 38% control, but it is possible that these values may be artificially low since the rats may have been preferentially feeding on stored oat groats used to gauge feeding activity rather than consuming the anticoagulant baits.


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