Farmers have been dealing with mice plague over the years, and it continues to ruin crops in Australia.

But new research could change this. Researchers from the University of Sydney are investigating how Odour Camouflage is sending confusing messages to the mouse’s olfactory nerves.

The trial found seed loss was reduced by 74%.

National Radio News reporter Remy Naughton asked PhD candidate at the University of Sydney Finn Parker, how mice plagues have affected farmers.

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First aired on The Wire, Monday 29 May 2023