FATBANG or BANGBANG?

There are 2 types of repellents - either animal protein or animal fat - both do the job of protecting trees and plants from grazing herbivore pests.  Protein repellents will naturally degrade over a month or so, and so protection will fade - it will then need to be reap...
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Where one or more pest species are present, a concerted control programme is recommended immediately prior to planting. Regular follow-up control efforts may be necessary until seedlings exceed one metre in height.  Monitor the planting site regularly for pest damage an...
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Repellents generally rely on fear, conditioned avoidance, pain, or taste...or a combination of several. Fear-inducing repellents contain compounds that emit sulfurous odors such as predator urine or faeces, animal proteins, or garlic. The avoidance of these odours can be co...
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Animal-protein or fat based repellents?

Animal-protein based repellents like BANGBANG work by slowly oxidising and releasing a sulphurous odour that repels through smell as it decays. They do work, but over time will breakdown in air and sunlight which limits their effectiveness. This applies for any animal protei...
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No it won't harm the tree but follow these tips...

FATBANG is supplied ready-mixed so just pour into the spray unit without dilution.Here are the main pointers for using FATBANG... FATBANG must be applied via a backpack spray unit due to its thick viscosity. A smaller hand-pump unit would not have the power to spray the fat....
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Follow these tips...

BANGBANG is a 1:9 part concentrate, so for the 1L BANGBANG 500 container just add 9L of water to make 10L of final spray which will protect about 500 seedlings.  Best practice is to NOT spray when plants-trees are stressed, and that goes for the application of any ...
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Are imported repellents better?

September 25, 2020

NO and here's why!

As you know kiwis are the worlds most innovative number-8-wire inventors! No-one makes electric fences better than us, and we export to the world. Yet some animal repellent products are still imported - mostly from either the USA or UK...ridiculous!  Firstly, the e...
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Systemic repellents

September 25, 2020

Why these are ridiculous

Systemic sprays are designed to be absorbed by the target plant...so for systemic repellents the idea is that the plant will be sufficiently saturated with the repellent that when eaten its taste will do its work. Well that's bollocks! Firstly, the animal has to bite and che...
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Plastic tree guards?

September 25, 2020

Why these are a bad idea

You may have seen thousands of those chinese-made tree guards staked-out alongside state highways, local roads and lifestyle-blocks, etc. The version that is either coir mat or some sort of recycled cardboard-fibre product are ok and do the job, although they can be expensiv...
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