GARDENERS, NURSERIES & LANDSCAPERS find Plantskydd® very
effective in protecting flowers, shrubs, ornamentals and seedlings
that are subject to browse damage. This 100% natural animal repellent
is proven effective in deterring browse damage by: deer, rabbits,
elk, moose and opossum.
before they bite - not after!
Plantskydd ® Deer Repellent (soluble powder concentrate— trw-731)
Plantskydd ® Rabbit & Small Critter Repellent (granular— trw-9589)
OMRI Listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute
"...suitable for use in the production of organic food and fibre."
Recommended by the National Home Gardening Club.
MADE IN THE USA
with 100% Natural Ingredients
provides plants with up to 6 months of protection over winter on
ornamental shrubs & 3 months on most other succulent broadleaf plants.
Listen to Audio Recording About Plantskydd:
"Deer Be Gone Solution Found"
Commentary by Betty Kennett, Information Morning's Green-Thumb
CBC Radio Broadcast, Saint John, N.B., April 19, 2004
2.75MB Audio Recording in .MP3 Format, Playing Time - 5:52
QuickTime, RealPlayer, or WindowsMediaPlayer Compatable.
Read more about Betty Kennett, a very exceptional "Green-Thumb"
What makes Plantskydd 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 and repels
by odor that is not unpleasant to applicators.
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.
"All 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
After several years of field trials and success stories in the forest industry, Plantskydd
is now available for home garden use.
Marlene Johnston of Orofino, Idaho wrote:
"I just want to tell you about my experience with using Plantskydd®
on my irises and roses. Last August I replanted my entire iris garden
- 350 varieties. The last time I did that 4 years ago, deer came in
and pulled up over 70 newly planted varieties, scattering labels and
rhizome all over the beds.
Last year, after a reforestation project, we had a bag of
Plantskydd® deer repellant left. I spoke with a Plantskydd® representative
and he stated that, while no research on using the product of irises
was available, I could test it on my irises and recommended that I
use it at half strength, I did so, and although I saw some evidence
of deer in the bed before applying Plantskydd®, there was NO further
evidence of deer visiting my iris garden. None at all. I had some
extra Plantskydd® left and sprayed about 40 rose bushes and had only
two nibbles and then they were also left alone. I was finally able
to enjoy my roses."
Note: Flowers exhibiting rapid initial growth may
require earlier re-application.
Frequently Asked Questions
For answers to your questions about Plantskydd go to our
Deer Browsing Facts
* Once animals are attracted to an area and begin feeding, it is
more difficult to discourage them from returning.
* Scare tactics such as water sprays, and noise work only briefly
because deer adapt quickly.
* What deer will eat varies from one area to another, and from
one season to the next.
* Deer have not read your list of deer-proof plants.
* In times of drought, if you water it, deer will eat it.
If they are hungry or thirsty enough, deer will eat anything; even woody
* USDA National Wildlife Research has proven odor-based repellents
are more effective than other repellent systems where the animal needs
to taste treated plants before being repelled.
* Fences must be at least 8 feet high to keep deer out.
More Information for Gardeners
"Deer Resistant Plants and Deterrents Minimize Damage"
Billings Gazette, Montana, U.S.A.
Sunday, October 26, 2003
By Rita M. Brehm, For the Billings Gazette
Creating A Deer & Rabbit Proof Garden
the definitive book for creating a deer proof garden.
Creating A Deer & Rabbit Proof Garden, is the last reference you'll ever need in order to own a worry free garden!
It's the final word on selecting plants and creating a landscape that will not ring the dinner bell for deer.
Much more than a simple list of plants, the best use for each plant is explained, exactly where to plant them for the best results, the ultimate height and spread of each plant and how to care for them.
Spectacular photographs show you in great detail, what each plant looks like.
Many plants feature 5 full color photographs, showing you all 4 seasons of glory.
This book is a truly unique design and concept.
* 144 pages
* 255 full color photographs
Plant Protection News - A Tree World Publication
* Deer Control Programs
* Protecting Row Crops
* Protecting Fruit Trees
* Conducting a Field Trial
-Simple methodology that yields useful data.
* Plantskydd Receives Organic Certification
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