New Technology for Management of Fox Impacts on Agriculture

Lead researcher: Dr David Dall, Pestat Pty Ltd, david.dall@pestat.com.au

The most common control measures for foxes involve the use of poison baits containing sodium fluoroacetate (1080). The humaneness of 1080 is controversial with respect to its use in the control of carnivores.

The key objective of the project was to demonstrate the field effectiveness of a new method for the management of fox impacts on agriculture. This comprises of a combination of two technologies not previously used including:

  1. A delivery device known as a ‘mechanical ejector’, and
  2. A new selective poison known by the acronym ‘PAPP’ (para-aminopropiophenone), provided as a rapid-acting formulation.

This project was funded under the Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP).
For more APARP projects, visit: www.pestsmart.org.au/australian-pest-animal-research-program/

Secondary title APARP Report
Author Rob Hunt, Ricky Spencer, Karen Harland, David Dall, Sally Campbell
Year 2009
Publisher Pestat Pty Ltd
Pages 15
ISBN/ISSN APAMP Project GMS 0090
Documents

New Technology for Management of Fox Impacts on Agriculture [ 330kb PDF ]

Links

 Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP)