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Protecting our gardens from deer

September 18, 2018
Fence around a crop of trees meant to keep deer from destroying the crop.

As gardeners know, deer can be a pest. Simple, low-cost wildlife exclosures offer protection for those growing food near deer habitats.

Kent Scheer, owner of Wadena’s Green Island Preserve, found success with an inexpensive solution called “micro exclosures,” and reached out to the University of Minnesota Extension Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership (RSDP) to see if the idea could benefit others. “I had a new and novel concept – something that I suspected there was little evidence for,” Scheer said.

Read full story, Protecting our gardens from deer, in RSDP Happenings.

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