Protect Your Corn from Cranes
Author(s) Anne Lacy, Eileen Cullen, Jeb Barzen, Sarah Schramm
Of the 4 million acres of corn planted by Wisconsin farmers every year, almost 3 million acres are potentially at risk from damage due to the Greater Sandhill Crane. To avoid crop loss, farmers can plan ahead by selecting seed that is pre-treated with the biopesticide anthraquinone.
This publication explains why cranes are drawn to cornfields and how corn seed treatment is an effective deterrent that takes corn seed off the cranes menu, protecting the corn crop while cranes remain in the field to forage for soil insects and waste grain (4 pages; 2013).View publication