Plantskydd Deer, Rabbit, Elk Repellent
Plantskydd® is the browse deterrent of choice for leading North American forest companies who use it to successfully prevent plantation damage by deer, rabbits, elk and moose to millions of conifer and hardwood trees, including: cedar, spruce, fir, pine, alder, birch, larch, and poplar species.
Nurseries and landscapers find Plantskydd® to be equally effective in protecting flowers, shrubs, and ornamentals.
What makes it effective?
Plantskydd works by emitting an odor that animals associate with predator activity, repelling the animal before it nibbles on plants. The odor is not unpleasant to the applicator.
Research has proven that odor-based repellents are more effective than other
repellent systems- where the animal needs to taste treated plants before being
repelled. Once animals are attracted to an area and begin feeding, it is more
difficult to discourage them from returning. Plantskydd stimulates a fear-based
response which will have them looking for somewhere else to dine.
Plantskydd's long-term effectiveness is attributable to the tenacity of its 100% natural, vegetable oil binder in sticking to plants, even under severe snow/rainfall conditions: up to 6 months over winter, 3-4 months in summer.
Plantskydd® was first developed in Sweden in 1991 in response to commercial forest plantations being decimated by deer, moose and rabbits. The forest industry needed an animal repellent that could last through severe weather and meet Sweden's strict environmental laws.
Plantskydd's effectiveness as a long lasting animal browse repellent was substantiated in Field Trials 1991-1994 and the results published in the Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research - J. Berquist & G. Olander, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - ASA Forest Research Station, 1996.
Plantskydd powder concentrate is listed by the Organic Material Review Institute (OMRI) for use in production of organic food and fiber.
Plantskydd is exempt from federal EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) pesticide registration. Plantskydd contains no synthetic additives, is non-toxic and is not harmful to animals, plants or the environment.
The 'active' ingredient is dried blood meal — recognized by the EPA as an environmentally safe ingredient.
In the United States, *blood meal* is an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) exempted product/minimum risk pesticide and is exempt from the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act requirements, specifically under Section 25(b) c.f. Federal Register, 61(45), Mar. 6, 1996 and therefore is not subject to federal registration.
In Canada and the United States, Plantskydd's effectiveness as an animal browse deterrent has been confirmed since 1994 inundertaken by large forest industry Cooperators on millions of conifer and deciduous trees of various species.
It is now considered the most cost-effective and environmentally safe animal browse deterrent available and is used by leading forest companies, nurseries, private woodlot owners, landscapers, home gardeners, as well as State/Provincial and Federal Conservation agencies.
Available in either soluble powder, pre-mix or granular formulation, Plantskydd repels: deer, elk, moose, rabbits and opossum by means of odor - which is not offensive to either applicators or planters either during or after plant treatment.
As an added benefit, Plantskydd acts as a foliar feed fertilizer for many types of plants. Blood meal, Plantskydd's active ingredient, has long been recognized as an organic fertilizer. Studies performed by Pennsylvania State University showed that the use of Plantskydd on a variety of flowering plants resulted in a fertilizing effect.
How to Order Plantskydd Repellent
Plantskydd animal repellent is available in liquid (ready to use) spray and soluble powder concentrate:
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