Pocket gophers can be very detrimental for growers, especially those with young orchards.  So how do you minimize populations of these pesky critters?  Watch this brief interview with Julie Finzel from the UC Cooperative Extension as she offers growers three quick tips for effective management.  Julie will also be addressing growers on wildlife issues at the upcoming Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo at the BIG Fresno Fairgrounds on November 13th, so be sure to attend.  Learn more about it on AgExpo.biz.

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  1. Richard Molinar

    September 4, 2018 at 10:29 PM

    I’m not sure why the “Gopher Hawk” trapping is seldom mentioned. I have used them ask – macabre, gophinator and others, but kill rate was always 30-40 % at best. Started using the gopher hawk 2 years ago and now my kill rate is 90%+. From an emeritus farm advisor.

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