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Control of pocket gophers and ground squirrels

Description

Pocket gophers, commonly called moles, are a problem in pastures and hayland throughout much of Alberta. They also eat garden crops and kill woody plants and shrubs by feeding on the roots. Pocket gophers tend to feed above ground in late spring and early summer, when stems and leaves are most nutritious. As the nutritional quality of stems and leaves declines, pocket gophers turn to feeding below ground on roots and other plant parts. These gophers create extensive burrow systems in search of food.

Tags
gophers pests rodents squirrels wildlife control

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

5 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture and Rural Development (2008-2015)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

2008-05-01

Date Added

2016-01-05T19:32:47.504090

Date Modified

2008-05-01

Date Issued

2008-05-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

684-1

NEOS catalogue key

2396682

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca