Question of the Week – Deer Damage

This week, the question was: What happened to this turnip?

This turnip was eaten by a hungry deer (not Zack as was guessed in the comments). Deer feeding damage is a significant threat to yields in a number of produce and row crops. In addition, their presence in produce fields presents a risk to food safety. Though a number of different materials are used to repel deer (with varying levels of success), fencing is one of the most effective options for reducing deer intrusion and feeding damage. Here is a good publication on an effective, yet relatively inexpensive fencing option.

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