Updated: May 14, 2021
By Jonathan S. Kays

Deer damage to apple trees in commercial orchards is a major problem for growers in Maryland and surrounding states. The use of dogs contained within Off-Limits Crop Protection Systems has been shown to be an effective way to reduce deer damage in orchards. This research note summarizes results of using this fencing system around the 30-acre main orchard areas at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center.

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