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Alfalfa damage by jackrabbits in the Southern California deserts

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Philip E. Bickler, University of California
V. H. Shoemaker, University of California

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California Agriculture 29(7):10-12.

Published July 01, 1975

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Jackrabbits are significant threats to alfalfa production only when their population density is high, usually in drought periods preceded by years of plentiful rainfall. Jack-rabbits living near alfalfa fields do not usually depend solely on alfalfa for nutrition, but individuals may consume up to 65 Ibs dry alfalfa per year when desert forage is unsuitable. Observations indicate that hares may travel over two miles at night to reach fields. Fencing fields with poultry wire offers complete control.

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Alfalfa damage by jackrabbits in the Southern California deserts

Philip E. Bickler, V. H. Shoemaker
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Alfalfa damage by jackrabbits in the Southern California deserts

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Authors

Philip E. Bickler, University of California
V. H. Shoemaker, University of California

Publication Information

California Agriculture 29(7):10-12.

Published July 01, 1975

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Jackrabbits are significant threats to alfalfa production only when their population density is high, usually in drought periods preceded by years of plentiful rainfall. Jack-rabbits living near alfalfa fields do not usually depend solely on alfalfa for nutrition, but individuals may consume up to 65 Ibs dry alfalfa per year when desert forage is unsuitable. Observations indicate that hares may travel over two miles at night to reach fields. Fencing fields with poultry wire offers complete control.

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