30 whitetail deer crossing my small-truck, vegetable farm
Just wanted to say thanks for a GREAT product that made my life easier.
And to tell you some success stories I, and others, have experienced using the new Plantskydd® Granular Repellent.
A couple of years ago I had a herd of 30 whitetail deer crossing my land. Their game trail went right through a field where I was planning to plant corn. Rather than put up a fence, I decided to use your new granular Plantskydd product. I dumped 40 lbs in a drop spreader to pull behind my garden tractor, and put down a 3 foot border around my field. Next, I rubbed out the tracks on the game trail so I could see how effective Plantskydd was. The deer always crossed during the night. Well, the next morning there was not a track to be found. And none for the rest of my growing season!
I have a small truck farm where I grow vegetables to sell at Farmer’s Markets as well as to supermarkets. Deer just love beet tops. I have had them eat a 100 foot row in one night ! Last year, when my beets came up, I put some granular Plantskydd in a spreader and applied the stuff down and around the outside row of the beets. The deer didn't eat a bite. The key is to get the product down before the deer start nibbling.
Later in the spring, my pickers came and told me the deer had been eating the Zucchini. I took out the spreader and made one trip around the patch applying Plantskydd and the deer stayed out until after harvest.
We have such a deer problem in the valley that, when I tell folks in my garden seminars about your product, they jump right on it. Hooper's Garden Center, in Kalispell, sent one of their customers to me desperate to see if I could help them save a $30,000 investment in flowers that were to be planted for a special event on a large estate (Two Totem Lodge, Ferndale, Montana). I sent them to the CHS Country Store (farm supplies, also in Kalispell), where they proceeded to clean all the Plantskydd granular off the shelf. The estate put in an order for fifty more 20 lbs bags this year.
The Plantskydd granular is my favorite repellent because: #1 it works, and #2, it is quick and easy to use. No mess, no fuss.
April 7, 2010
340 acre ranch and nursery in Oregon with deer everywhere!
I just wanted to thank you for your product. I found you through a
nursery web link.
We have a 340 acre ranch / nursery in Oregon. We have deer
everywhere and occasionally elk.
We have tried a lot of different methods to keep the deer out of our
We are even in the process of rebuilding our perimeter fences to make
them all deer fences.
But we can never seem to stop them all. So when I found your
advertisement that said
you could apply it as a barrier for up to 6 months, I was interested
in trying it for those spots
where they keep getting in.
After a phone conversation with one of your sale people, I received a
sample to try out.
We picked three places where the deer had been getting through; a
couple of small holes
in the fence and between a gate and a post.
We used the ready-mixed Plantskydd as a barrier by spaying the ground
and the fencing around the spot. We cleared out all the hoof prints
that were there already. We then waited a couple of days before
going back. I was pleasantly surprised to find a single set of hoof
pints leading right up to the hole....and there they stopped. They
didn't continue on through the hole...they turned and headed back the
way they had come.
Now, after three months, I still see no new tracks where we sprayed
it the one time. I am very happy and plan on spraying more areas this spring.
We have decided to be a dealer and carry Plantskydd in our retail
nursery in Sutherlin, Oregon.
Lisa Davis, owner
BR Nursery, Ekton, Oregon
Sutherlin WaterGarden and Nursery, Sutherlin, Oregon
April 12, 2011
NO deer or rabbits in the orchard !
We usually plant from 300 to 400 trees a year. Usually between the deer and rabbits, we are lucky if we have 50 of these trees alive by the next spring. I have tried most everything to keep the deer and rabbits out. Kathleen bought a one pound box of Plantskydd last spring. I would not try it as everything I had tried did not work. I had put soap on the trees and the deer ate to within a foot of the soap. I tried moth balls and that did not seem to deter anything. Finally, this fall, I decided to try this Plantskydd as we had it. Was I surprised. I sprayed most of the orchard until I ran out of spray. Then I put one fourth (1/4) cup of the granules on the rest of the orchard. NO deer or rabbits in the orchard. The rabbits will come into the yard where I didn't spray, but not where I sprayed. The deer stayed away. We used to see deer in the orchard several times a day. Now we don't see them at all.
William Eggers, Burr Oak Farm