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Chisel Plow Eliminates Gophers
After trying several methods of getting rid of gophers in crop fields, I fitted my chisel plow with 7-in. wide sweeps and ran it about a foot deep through the gopher-infested area. Where the mounds were the thickest, I even made a couple of passes and circles around them.
I'm not sure why, but this took care of the problem. I suspect it collapsed the tunnels and the gophers that were in there suffocated.
Another farmer I talked with did the same thing, except his sweeps were wide enough so he was able to undercut the entire field.
If anyone would like more information, I'd be happy to talk with them. (Arvid Fischer, Hewitt, Minn. ph 218 924-2318)

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2002 - Volume #26, Issue #3