LSU AgCenter Research & Extension
Mr. Richard Getzkow
4466 Stalashen Dr.
Sechelt, British Columbia V0N 3A0 Canada
October 15, 2001
Please note the results of the follow-up study with Plantskydd®
repellent, conducted on timberlands owned by A. Wilbert Sons LLC from
Plaquemine, La. This phase of the study involved flagging selected browse
species followed by the application of Plantskydd® repellent to each
plant. The effectiveness of Plantskydd® for preventing browsing by
white-tailed deer was then assessed. The original two treatment plots
from our first study were selected for use once again. Plots were treated
on May 14, 2001 and browse determinations were made on September 17, 2001.
The following results were obtained.
Plot #1: Ten green ash (Fraxinus pennsylanica) and two Nuttall
oaks (Quercus nuttallii) were sprayed with the product. Light browse was
detected on one green ash and one nuttall oak.
Plot #2: Ten green ash and ten nuttall oaks were sprayed
with the product. Light browse was detected on one green ash and one nuttall
The results of this test indicated that Plantskydd®
protected up to 90% of the seedlings sprayed in each plot. I appreciated
your willingness to allow our use of your product for this study. I believe
that in certain situations the results of these tests indicate that Plantskydd®
can be very effective in preventing browse damage from white-tailed deer
in our area. I greatly appreciate the help and cooperation of Mr. Vic
Blanchard with A. Wilbert Sons LLC. for allowing the use of their company
lands for these tests.
Dr. Don Reed
Wildlife and Forestry