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Moree agronomist Peter Birch and Gunnedah agronomist Lochie Lancaster discuss North West mice plague | The Land

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THE North West’s successful winter harvest and promising start to the summer cropping season has come at a cost to some farmers.

Producers across the region have been inundated with mice in plague proportions and few plant varieties have been spared by the pests.

Dryland cotton has been among the worst hit, while sorghum and irrigated cotton farmers have also noted a rise in the pests.

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Gunnedah agronomist Lochie Lancaster, Pursehouse Rural, said mice had been prevalent across the district for several months.

“Mice are starting to trouble the sorghum, we’ve had big issues with mice in the winter crops but the sorghum crops that are coming out into a head we’re starting to see mice damage,” Mr Lancaster said.

“It’s certainly not a…



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