Predator Scent as a Deer Repellent in Christmas Tree Production

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1995: $960.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1995
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $1,550.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:


  • Additional Plants: trees, ornamentals


  • Pest Management: general pest management

    Proposal summary:

    George and Heidi Kollias will test the feasibility of using predator scents to control deer damage to Christmas trees. The predator scents will be compared to conventional chemical repellents and soap sprays.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.