‘MouseAlert’ is a new interactive website allowing grain growers to record and view mouse activity in their local area in real time. It has been developed by the Invasive Animals CRC in partnership with GRDC, Landcare Research and CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems.
It provides farmers and landholders with a new way of keeping a close eye on changes in mouse populations. Data entered will help with early-warning of increases in mouse activity and better forecasts for plagues. Rapid response by growers can then minimise mouse damage.
In this video, Digital Farm TV interviews Dr. Peter Brown about how MouseAlert can help grain growers monitor mouse activity.