Fruit: Wildlife Damage


A survey of producers in seven major fruit producing states in 1998 revealed that $41 million or 1 percent of the United States production of apples, blueberries, and grapes was lost to wildlife damage. The survey of 8,850 producers was conducted in California, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Washington by the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Blueberries had the highest percentage of production lost to wildlife at 4 percent. Grapes and apples each had a 1 percent loss.

Read more of Fruit: Wildlife Damage from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Reference:

National Agricultural Statistics Service. Fruit: Wildlife Damage. Cornell University. May 1999. Retrieved 16 August 2010.

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