Study finds 10 percent of 2015 soybean yield lost to white-tailed deer in Presque Isle County March 17, 2016 Micigan

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Study finds 10 percent of 2015 soybean yield lost to white-tailed deer in Presque Isle County March 17, 2016 Micigan, Michigan State University Extension
... Our exclusion treatment (deer browsing) significantly affected soybean yields (P=0.001). Yield loss at the field scale ranged from 0% to 100 percent in one case, averaging 10 percent or 3.89 bushels per acre across all fields and cages... In areas with high deer densities, damage to field crops through feeding, trampling and bedding can reduce harvestable yields. In some parts of the state, the presence of deer on farms also represents potential for disease transmission to livestock. Of primary concern is Bovine Tuberculosis (TB)...



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