Gopher Control Field Day May 18, Santa Rosa
Dr. Roger Baldwin, UC IPM Wildlife Pest Management Advisor has conducted pocket gopher control research the last three years in Sonoma County. In a two-hour field day on May 18, he will discuss all control practices targeting gophers used in an IPM program.
Topics to be addressed: monitoring, exclusion, trapping, biocontrol (raptors, owls, snakes), baiting with strychnine, fumigation with aluminum phosphide, and use of mechanical devices.
A gopher trapping protocol will be demonstrated and various trap types designed for gophers will be shown and discussed.
Dr. Baldwin will discuss the procedures for using bait and fumigation products as well as the current laws and regulations regarding the safe use and handling of those pesticides.
He will present information on a new, unregistered device he is currently evaluating in which pressurized carbon monoxide is introduced into the burrow system of a vole or gopher. That system is likely to provide reduced risk to non-targets.
Location: 2043 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa. (Gallo’s Laguna North Ranch). Follow signs to meeting location (same site as IPM Appellation Meetings held by the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission).
Time: Sign-in 12:30 pm
Program: 1 pm to 3 pm. Two hours of Continuing Education has been approved.
Fee: No charge
Note: Park along the edge of the vineyard rows. Bring a chair.
Pre-registration is required.
Click on the link below to complete the online registration form. Limited space is available in order to hear and see the demonstration. When the workshop is full, registration is closed. Add your name to the Wait List and you will be notified of cancellations.
Santa Rosa, California