Cricket baiting tips from your Cobden fertiliser suppliersPosted on February 27, 2017 in News
Cricket identification and early detection is vital when it comes to protecting your pastures. A population greater than 10 crickets per square metre is economically damaging – and 20 crickets per square metre can consume 16 kilograms of dry matter, per hectare, per day. Once you identify the type and severity of cricket threat, our Cobden fertiliser suppliers can help you apply the most effective cricket baiting methods.
In general, pastures are more susceptible to crickets in their first year. Crickets hide in cracks in the ground during the day and only come out at night to feed, so it can be tricky to diagnose. If you can see bare patches of earth and soil cracks, it’s a good indication of cricket feeding – and a sign to call Webber & Chivell Fertilisers, your cricket baiting experts in Cobden!
We can provide application and spreading tips and advice – from the best time of day for laying cricket bait, to the optimum concentration for maximum effect – ensuring you get the best results from your cricket baiting.
With more than four decades’ experience in the local farming industry, we know what it takes to protect your field crops and pastures. Please contact us to find out about a variety of cricket baiting options, depending on the cricket population and specific crops under threat.