The Mouse: A major threat to grain producers

The introduced house mouse probably came to Australia with the first fleet. Mouse plagues now erupt in the grain growing regions of Australia on average every three years, causing massive disruption to communities and losses to farmers. Mouse plagues are increasing in frequency due to changes in farming practices. It has been estimated that between 100,000 and 500,000 hectares of grain crops are affected each year and that agricultural impacts cost Australia over $35 million annually.

Author Pest Animal Control CRC
Date null
Year 2004
Publisher Pest Animal Control CRC
Pages 1
Notes Notes
Control method Fertility Control
Region Australia - national
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