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dc.contributor.authorTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperationen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-17T08:43:39Zen_US
dc.date.available2014-10-17T08:43:39Zen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/49479en_US
dc.titleMangetout muscovyen_US
cg.subject.ctaCROPSen_US
dcterms.abstractMuscovy ducks (Cairina moschata) can provide a cheap and effective way of controlling flies in calf and pig pens, according to Canadian researchers, thus saving money on insecticides and vet's bills. Disease spread by flies costs farmers in the US...en_US
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Accessen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCTA. 1994. Mangetout muscovy. Spore 53. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.en_US
dcterms.descriptionMuscovy ducks (Cairina moschata) can provide a cheap and effective way of controlling flies in calf and pig pens, according to Canadian researchers, thus saving money on insecticides and vet's bills. Disease spread by flies costs farmers in the US alone an estimated $60 million a year. But researchers at the University of Guelph Ontario, carried out experiments on several local farms where pigs and cattle were being reared. Comparisons were made between rearing pens which had a four to five week-old muscovy duck placed in them and those without. They found that the Muscovy had reduced the number of flies by between 80-98%. Females ducks, for some reason, devour houseflies three times more rapidly than the drakes. In addition the ducks, which had initially cost only $2 each, required no additional food and could be sold as food for between $4 to $9. 'New Scientist' 16 April 1994 IPC Specialist Group King's Reach Tower Stamford Street London SE1 9LS UKen_US
dcterms.isPartOfSporeen_US
dcterms.issued1994en_US
dcterms.languageenen_US
dcterms.publisherTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperationen_US
dcterms.typeNews Itemen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperationen_US
cg.identifier.urlhttp://collections.infocollections.org/ukedu/en/d/Jcta53e/en_US
cg.placeWageningen, The Netherlandsen_US
cg.howPublishedFormally Publisheden_US
cg.journalSporeen_US
cg.issn1011-0054en_US
cg.number53en_US


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