Marigolds tend to repel gophers. I don't know that that would be true of =
raccoons. There is a plant of which I have heard, called gopherbane, whic=
h is supposed to be a sure cure for such problems. I don't know much more=
than that, as I tend to take such claims lightly.
The only _sure_ cure I have found for racoon predations is to trap them. =
This can be problematic if the fields are of any size at all, or the popu=
lation of raccoons is large. I have seen dogs released into a fenced fiel=
d of corn, but I felt the damage done by the dogs chasing racoons through=
the corn patch was as bad as feeding the raccons.
If I find more, I'll send it.
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> I have had a client contact me for information about organic contr=
> of racoons in his sweet corn. He has heard from "an oldtimer" tha=
> can spread mothballs around in the field and it will deter racoons=
> He is wondering if the mothballs can be considered organic and if =
> what other methods there may be in the control of racoons. Thanks=
> your help.
> Debi Kelly, Project Manager
> Missouri Alternatives Center
> 628 Clark Hall
> Columbia, MO 65211