[NAFEX] Plantskydd - Deer Repellent

Del Stubbs northernlights2n at yahoo.com
Thu May 26 08:28:58 EDT 2005


I find spraying upside down so bottom of leaves is coated seems to make repellant sprays
last longer.
Couple eggs in a gallon of water with a bit of garlic thrown in, is a friends' sucessful
recipe.
Del

>-- Biz Storms <biz.storms at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Paul,
> I have used Plantskydd with great success. While the smell does linger for a 
> day or two, the effects on repelling deer was remarkable and it was 
> effective for months. We sprayed on the trees and around the perimeter of 
> the orchard, as well. There wasn't single nibble and my trees sailed through 
> the fall untouched, unlike the previous year where we lost an entire year's 
> growth on about half the trees. I'll be applying to our orchard in the next 
> week, with a follow-up application or two, summer and early autumn. A few 
> words of advice - if you use the powdered form, start with a small amount of 
> water and powder - to make a paste. Rather like when you make gravy. Then 
> add in water and powder, alternating, until you get the amount you need. If 
> you add water to the entire amount, it lumps up like crazy and also goes 
> quite frothy. The paste way takes a bit of stirring, but saves you from 
> having to deal with lumps. Also, rinse out your sprayer really well, since 
> the smell of dried blood attracts the flies. ( Think Alfred Hitchcock.) 
> They also have a liquid form, which makes things easier, but it depends on 
> what quantity you need.
> 
> Cheers, Bizmark. Creemore, Ontario.  Zone 5
> 
> 
> 
> > Does anybody have any experience using chemical deer repellents (e.g.
> > brands Liquid Fence, Tree Guard, Deer-Away, Deer-Off, Plantskydd, Plant
> > Pro-Tec sticks etc.) for apple/pear/plum trees?  I'm in the Shenandoah
> > Valley of Virginia.
> > thanks,
> > Paul
> >
> >
> >
> > Paul R. Cabe, PhD
> > Associate Professor of Biology
> > Washington and Lee University
> > Lexington, VA 24450
> > (540)458-8894
> > (540)458-8012 (fax)
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Del Stubbs  http://www.pinewoodforge.com   zone 3   N. MN


		
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