Deer repellent (BrowseBan) approved for vegetable use

Editor’s note: This article is from the archives of the MSU Crop Advisory Team Alerts. Check the label of any pesticide referenced to ensure your use is included.

The EPA approved vegetable crop uses for BrowseBan, a non-lethal deer repellant in Michigan and several other states. BrowseBan was developed by Kalsec Inc., Kalamazoo, Michigan.

BrowseBan is a concentrated product containing capsaicin, derived from chili peppers. The product can be used alone or in tank mix with most vegetable pesticides. BrowseBan is packaged in 2 x 2 ½ gallon containers and is not a restricted use product.

Deer browse on vegetable crops starting at various times in the season. BrowseBan is both a taste and odor repellent that works without harm to the animals. Deer detect the BrowseBan, causing them to avoid browsing on the crop.

While deer may continue to visit the field, four years of testing showed an economical reduction in crop browsing. Kalsec expects to receive EPA approval of additional crop uses very soon.

For further information contact:
Kalsec Inc., producer of BrowseBan
Kalamazoo, MI, (269) 349-9711

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