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

    09/04/2018 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.


    • Peach Grower

      12/27/2018 at 9:11 PM

      The Gopher Hawk is fantastic. Super easy to set. Not the longest lasting though.


  2. Jesse Blenn

    01/04/2019 at 12:37 PM

    Here in Costa Rica I tried available rat traps but the gophers are too quick.

    BUT THIS WORKS GREAT. Find a new fresh gopher tunnel and open it up enough to to insert a road. They get pretty big here, you might need more than one for smaller toads. Then cover the tunnel again. I have used this THREE TIMES WITH 100% SUCCESS. They disappear.


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