Study

Efficiency of spreading maize in the garrigues to reduce wild boar (Sus scrofa) damage to Mediterranean vineyards

  • Published source details Calenge C., Maillard D., Fournier P. & Fouque C. (2004) Efficiency of spreading maize in the garrigues to reduce wild boar (Sus scrofa) damage to Mediterranean vineyards. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 50, 112-120

Actions

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Action Category

Provide diversionary feeding to reduce crop damage by mammals to reduce human-wildlife conflict

Action Link
Terrestrial Mammal Conservation
  1. Provide diversionary feeding to reduce crop damage by mammals to reduce human-wildlife conflict

    A before-and-after study in 1990–1993 of 283 vineyards in Puechabon, France (Calenge et al. 2004) found that diversionary feeding did not reduce damage by wild boar Sus scrofa to grape vines. Average grape vine losses caused by wild boar did not differ significantly during two years before diversionary feeding (193 kg/ha) and one year with diversionary feeding (151 kg/ha). In July–September 1993, a total of 4.7 tons of grain maize (25 kg/day) was distributed along a 4.5 km trail through woodland located 500–1,000 m from 283 vineyards. The 50 owners of the vineyards were questioned on the estimated amount of damage to grape vines caused by wild boar in 1990–1992 (before diversionary feeding) and 1993 (with diversionary feeding).

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