118: Managing Rodent Pests in Vineyards with Integrated Pest Management

When it comes to vertebrate pests, an integrated pest management plan is important for any crop, including vineyards. The best tactic to manage human-wildlife conflict is specific to each situation. The grower needs to consider the impact on non-target species, mode of action, and legality. Traps are not always species-specific, one or multiple pests may need to be controlled, and regulations are constantly changing. Roger Baldwin, Cooperative Extension Specialist within the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at the University of California at Davis explains the various ways growers can manage vertebrates including rodenticides, traps, beneficials, burrow fumigants, exclusion, and, exciting new opportunities with chemical repellants.


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