Plantskydd is used by farmers and orchardists to protect from animal browse damage the following crops:
Blueberries, cauliflower, cotton, corn, fruit trees, grapes, pumpkins, soy beans,
strawberries, vegetables, watermelon, etc.
"Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth
is the most important labor of man.
When tillage begins, other arts follow.
The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization."
- Daniel Webster-
the OMRI seal have undergone and passed a strict, independent evaluation to ensure they comply with USDA organic standards. When a product is OMRI Listed, farmers and certifiers can trust it is allowed in USDA certified organic operations, and tests below the allowed levels of pathogens and heavy metals.
Plantskydd ® Deer - Rabbits - Elk Repellent
(Soluble Powder Concentrate— trw-9589)
Plantskydd ® Rabbit & Small Critter Repellent
OMRI Listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute
"...suitable for use in the production of organic food and fibre."
Plantskydd is exempt from federal EPA (Environmental Protection
Agency) pesticide registration. Plantskydd contains no synthetic additives,
is non-toxic and is not harmful to animals, plants or the environment.
The 'active' ingredient is dried
bloodmeal recognized by the EPA as an environmentally safe ingredient.
In the United States, *bloodmeal* is an EPA (Environmental
Protection Agency) exempted product/minimum risk pesticide and is exempt
from the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act requirements,
specifically under Section 25(b) c.f. Federal Register, 61(45), Mar. 6,
1996 and therefore is not subject to federal registration.
EPA has determined ... that the use of these pesticides poses insignificant
risks to human health or the environment ...
"The Agency in promulgating this rule, is responding to society's
increasing demand for more natural and benign methods of pest control
May 6, 1996 USA EPA
What makes it effective?
Plantskydd works by emitting an odor that animals associate
with predator activity, repelling the animal before it nibbles on plants.
The odor is not unpleasant to the applicator.
Research has proven that odor-based repellents are more
effective than other repellent systems- where the animal needs to taste
treated plants before being repelled. Once animals are attracted to an
area and begin feeding, it is more difficult to discourage them from returning.
Plantskydd stimulates a fear-based response which will have them looking
for somewhere else to dine.
Plantskydd's long-term effectiveness is attributable to
the tenacity of its 100% natural, vegetable oil binder in sticking to
plants, even under severe snow/rainfall conditions: up to 6 months over
winter, 3-4 months in summer.
Plantskydd is RAIN FAST IN 24 HOURS
In Canada and the United States,
Plantskydd's effectiveness as an animal browse deterrent has been confirmed
since 1994 in Operational
Level Field Trials undertaken by large forest industry
Cooperators on millions of conifer and deciduous trees of various species.
It is now considered the most cost-effective and environmentally
safe animal browse deterrent available and is used by leading forest companies,
nurseries, private woodlot owners, landscapers, home gardeners, as well
as State/Provincial and Federal Conservation agencies.
Available in either soluble powder, pre-mix or granular
formulation, Plantskydd repels: deer, elk, moose, rabbits, hares, voles, chipmunks, squirrels, mountain beaver, nutria, and opossum by means of odor - which is not offensive to applicators during or after plant treatment.
Which repellents actually work ?
" ...Studies investigating trends in efficacy of deer repellents
indicate that, of the 20 products tested, repellents with active ingredients
that emitted sulfurous odors i.e.: bloodmeal or egg solids, generally
provided the best results..."
"...Products that contained active ingredients which cause
pain/irritation (capsaicin, allyl isothiocyanate), or illness (thiram)
were less effective..."
"...Products that use a bitter taste (denatonium benzoate)
were usually the least effective in reducing damage by herbivores. Repellents
that were applied to plant surfaces were generally more effective than
capsules or other devices that produced an odor intended to protect a
MANAGING WILDLIFE DAMAGE to TIMBER RESOURCES
Conference Proceedings: Advances and Challenges
in Forest Regeneration, June 1-2, 2000
Dr. Dale Nolte, Dr. Kim Wagner, USDA/APHIS
National Wildlife Research Center, Olympia, WA
an added benefit, Plantskydd acts as a foliar feed fertilizer for many
types of plants. Bloodmeal, Plantskydd's active ingredient, has long been
recognized as an organic fertilizer. Studies performed by Pennsylvania
State University showed that the use of Plantskydd on a variety of flowering
plants resulted in a fertilizing effect.
plants tested that were treated with Plantskydd were larger, had more
flowers and generally had greener leaves. This response is typical of
the response created by an increased level of fertilization."
E. Jay Holcomb,
Professor of Floriculture Department of Horticulture,
Pennsylvania State University