Indiana CCA Conference 2018 Presentation



Pest Management
Tue, Dec 18, 2018
4:00pm to 4:50pm


Pest Management
Tue, Dec 18, 2018
11:00am to 11:50am


Voles, or “field mice” as they are often referred to, can cause damage in many annual or perennial crops, including corn, soybeans, alfalfa, vineyards, and tree plantations. Voles are often found living around crop fields in permanent vegetation and are generally not a major concern in conventional agriculture. However, with increases in no-till agricultural and the utilization of cover crops in corn and soybean rotations, issues with voles are becoming increasing common. Understanding vole ecology and their habitat is essential to their proper and successful management. This presentation will walk you through important information about vole ecology and management (using an integrated pest management approach), with an emphasis on managing voles in conjunction with common soil health practices.


Jarred Brooke

Extension Wildlife Specialist
Purdue University