Integrated Pest Management Tip Sheet Helps Keep Gophers Under Control

Gophers are more than simple nuisances. The burrowing rodents that can cause significant damage on agricultural operations.

“Gophers: Vertebrate IPM Tip Sheet” by NCAT Agriculture Specialist Martin Guerena briefly discusses management options, including habitat modification, exclusion, repellents, predators, traps, baiting, and crop rotation.

It also shows how to identify gopher mounds and offers an extensive list of resources.

“Gophers: Vertebrate IPM Tip also is available in Spanish: Tuzas/Topos: Hojas de Datos de Manejo Integrado de Plagas https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=599

ATTRA has related resources to check out as well, including:

Organic IPM Field Guide 
https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=148

Question of the Week: How to Control Rodents Organically
https://attra.ncat.org/calendar/question.php/how_can_i_control_rodents_organically

Vertebrate Pests: Organic Alfalfa Production
https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/alfalfa/alfalfa_vertebrate_pests.html

 

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