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Title:Canada geese find plant substance tastes foul, so they leave their turf
Source:Bulletin of the New York State Turfgrass Association. Vol. 149, Fall 1995, p. 2021.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Latham, NY: New York State Turfgrass Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Branta canadensis; Integrated pest management; Cultural methods; Biological control; Application
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the application of methyl anthranilate, or MA to grass to repel Canada geese. Methyl anthranilate is a natural plant compound that is the raw material for saccharin, and it is also the grape flavoring for some chewing gums, but is often distasteful to many kinds of birds. The MA was applied to grass by wildlife experts at Cornell University. Also discusses other methods of geese repelling, such as: replacing the geese's favorite kind of turf (Kentucky bluegrass) with ground cover or other kinds of turf, planting hedges, and using border collies to chase the geese away.
See Also:Other items relating to: GEESE
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Anonymous. 1995. Canada geese find plant substance tastes foul, so they leave their turf. Bull. N. Y. State Turfgrass Assoc. 149:p. 2021.
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