Learn more about 1080 the poison, how aerial drops are carried out and the rights of private land owners

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30/03/2016 14:06:17
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What are the proposed application rates?

From TBfree: "Aerial 1080 drops in the 1990's used around 20kgs per hectare of toxic. Extensive research over the years has shown that low sow rates still achieve the level of control required for eradication of bovine TB. Today's toxic application rates are down to 2kgs per hectare and sometimes lower. The rate of application is determined by the level of possums present.

The National Park/Horopito/Karioi operation has toxic application rates proposed of l.5kgs & 2kgs per hectare. That equates to approx. 1 bait per 60 square meters at 2kgs p/ha and 1 bait per 90 square meters at l.Skgs p/ha."

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