Young Pecan Trees vs. Deer Damage – Deer will win without Plantskydd Deer Repellent

2017 Field Trial Results by Adam & Tammy Halfmann, Midland, Texas

Evidence of the Deer:

 

March 28, 2017

 

July 14,2017

 

September, 2017

 

Before Plantskydd (taken at first application):

 

Tree Without Damage April 1, 2017

 

Tree with damage April 1, 2017

 

During Plantskydd (taken at second application):

 

Tree Without damage April 11, 2017

 

Tree with damage recovering April 11,2017

Treatment:

We mixed 1 ounce of Elimino and 2 ounces of Vestis along with 1 package (2.2 lbs) of Plantskydd per 8 gallons of water. Our water PH is 7.3. This treated 1,000 trees. We applied it by mixing it in a 4-wheeler sprayer and individually sprayed each tree. First application was April 1, 2017 followed up again April 11, 2017.

 

 

Application:

Applied by Adam Halfmann on April 1, 2017

 

Applied by Adam Halfmann on April 11, 2017

 

General Observations:

We used 1 package to 8 gallons of water. It mixed very well and we through the nozzles on the sprayer with no issues. We observed a 100% success rate with no evidence of deer damage following the treatments. 

 

Economic Impact:

We cannot provide a cost estimate for past damage as occurred, however we can state that we had 100% reduction on the treated areas. 

 

 

After Plantskydd

 

Tree without original deer damage taken on July 6, 2017

 

Tree with original deer damage taken on October 9, 2017

 

Results/Personal Opinion:

We are firm believers in Plantskydd products. We had numerous young trees damaged by deer in 2016. As buds were beginning to break in 2017, we knew we had to try something.  A Plantskydd flyer came in the mail and we were sceptical, but after reading past trials, decided to take the risk. We were amazed as we saw immediate results. Since our applications, we have seen deer on camera, however we have not seen any deer damage since. We will be applying again during bud break in 2018!