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Plantskydd Deer Repellent
for Gardening & Nurseries

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GARDENERS, NURSERIES & LANDSCAPERS — find Plantskydd® very effective in protecting flowers, shrubs, ornamentals and seedlings that are subject to browse damage. This 100% natural animal repellent is proven effective in deterring browse damage by: deer, rabbits, elk, moose and opossum.

Animals avoid plants
before they bite - not after!

 


 


Plantskydd - Pre Mix Ready-to-Use
Video Produced by: Bensell Greenhouse, Toledo, Ohio

 


 


Plantskydd ® Deer Repellent (soluble powder concentrate— trw-731)
and
Plantskydd ® Rabbit & Small Critter Repellent  (granular— trw-9589)
are
OMRI Listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute
as
"...suitable for use in the production of organic food and fibre."



Recommended by the National Home Gardening Club.


Swedish Formula,
MADE IN THE USA
with 100% Natural Ingredients


Plantskydd provides plants with up to 6 months of protection over winter on ornamental shrubs & 3 months on most other succulent broadleaf plants.



  Listen to Audio Recording About Plantskydd:
"Deer Be Gone Solution Found"
Commentary by Betty Kennett, Information Morning's Green-Thumb
Audio/Betty_Kennett_Commentary_About_Plantskydd.mp3
CBC Radio Broadcast, Saint John, N.B., April 19, 2004
2.75MB Audio Recording in .MP3 Format, Playing Time - 5:52
QuickTime, RealPlayer, or WindowsMediaPlayer Compatable.
Read more about Betty Kennett, a very exceptional "Green-Thumb"


 

What makes Plantskydd 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 is RAIN FAST IN 24 HOURS and repels by odor that is not unpleasant to applicators.

 

Which repellents actually work ?

" ...Studies investigating trends in efficacy of deer repellents indicate that, of the 20 products tested, repellents with active ingredients that emitted sulfurous odors i.e.: bloodmeal or egg solids, generally provided the best results..."

"...Products that contained active ingredients which cause pain/irritation (capsaicin, allyl isothiocyanate), or illness (thiram) were less effective..."

"...Products that use a bitter taste (denatonium benzoate) were usually the least effective in reducing damage by herbivores. Repellents that were applied to plant surfaces were generally more effective than capsules or other devices that produced an odor intended to protect a specific area."

MANAGING WILDLIFE DAMAGE to TIMBER RESOURCES
Conference Proceedings: Advances and Challenges
in Forest Regeneration, June 1-2, 2000
Dr. Dale Nolte, Dr. Kim Wagner, USDA/APHIS
National Wildlife Research Center
, Olympia, WA

 

Fertilizing Effects

a natural fertilizer and an animal repellentAs an added benefit, Plantskydd acts as a foliar feed fertilizer for many types of plants. Bloodmeal, 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.

"All plants tested that were treated with Plantskydd were larger, had more flowers and generally had greener leaves. This response is typical of the response created by an increased level of fertilization."

E. Jay Holcomb,
Professor of Floriculture Department of Horticulture,
Pennsylvania State University

 


 

After several years of field trials and success stories in the forest industry, Plantskydd is now available for home garden use.

Marlene Johnston of Orofino, Idaho wrote:

"I just want to tell you about my experience with using Plantskydd® on my irises and roses. Last August I replanted my entire iris garden - 350 varieties. The last time I did that 4 years ago, deer came in and pulled up over 70 newly planted varieties, scattering labels and rhizome all over the beds.

Last year, after a reforestation project, we had a bag of Plantskydd® deer repellant left. I spoke with a Plantskydd® representative and he stated that, while no research on using the product of irises was available, I could test it on my irises and recommended that I use it at half strength, I did so, and although I saw some evidence of deer in the bed before applying Plantskydd®, there was NO further evidence of deer visiting my iris garden. None at all. I had some extra Plantskydd® left and sprayed about 40 rose bushes and had only two nibbles and then they were also left alone. I was finally able to enjoy my roses."

Note: Flowers exhibiting rapid initial growth may require earlier re-application.


Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to your questions about Plantskydd go to our FAQ page.


Deer Browsing Facts


* Once animals are attracted to an area and begin feeding, it is more difficult to discourage them from returning.

*  Scare tactics such as water sprays, and noise work only briefly because deer adapt quickly.

*  What deer will eat varies from one area to another, and from one season to the next.

*  Deer have not read your list of deer-proof plants.

*  In times of drought, if you water it, deer will eat it.  If they are hungry or thirsty enough, deer will eat anything; even woody stems!

 * USDA National Wildlife Research has proven odor-based repellents are more effective than other repellent systems where the animal needs to taste treated plants before being repelled.

*  Fences must be at least 8 feet high to keep deer out.


More Information for Gardeners

"Deer Resistant Plants and Deterrents Minimize Damage"
Billings Gazette, Montana, U.S.A.
Sunday, October 26, 2003
By Rita M. Brehm, For the Billings Gazette

 

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Creating A Deer & Rabbit Proof Garden

the definitive book for creating a deer proof garden.

Creating A Deer & Rabbit Proof Garden, is the last reference you'll ever need in order to own a worry free garden! It's the final word on selecting plants and creating a landscape that will not ring the dinner bell for deer.

Much more than a simple list of plants, the best use for each plant is explained, exactly where to plant them for the best results, the ultimate height and spread of each plant and how to care for them.

Spectacular photographs show you in great detail, what each plant looks like. Many plants feature 5 full color photographs, showing you all 4 seasons of glory.

This book is a truly unique design and concept.
* 144 pages
* 255 full color photographs

www.creatingadeerproofgarden.com

 

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Plant Protection News - A Tree World Publication

* Deer Control Programs
* Protecting Row Crops
* Protecting Fruit Trees
* Conducting a Field Trial
    -Simple methodology that yields useful data.
* Plantskydd Receives Organic Certification

Adobe .PDF Document (339KB will open in new window)

 



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USDA - for Organic Gardening - Plantskydd contains no synthetic additives, is non-toxic and is not harmful to animals, plants or the environment.