We documented wildlife depredation to vegetable, fruit, grain, and nursery crops in New Jersey during the 2000-growing season. Our objectives were to understand the economic impact wildlife has on agriculture and to identify the most common wildlife species causing depredation so county Extension agents can tailor strategies to minimize or eliminate wildlife conflicts. We documented $1,767,404.77 worth of economic damage to agricultural crops caused by at least 10 wildlife species. Our results may be used to support policies to reduce/eliminate conflicts between agriculture and wildlife and can aid county Extension agents in making cost-effective wildlife damage management recommendations to farmers.
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Drake, D., & Grande, J. (2002). Assessment of Wildlife Depredation to Agricultural Crops in New Jersey. The Journal of Extension, 40(1), Article 13. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol40/iss1/13