UC Master Gardeners of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties offers free and low-cost
gardening classes at various locations in Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito
For further information and to pre-register, visit mbmg.ucanr.edu. Call: 831-763-8007
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Vertebrates: Deer, Gophers, and Birds
Sunday, March 8, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Quail Hollow Ranch County Park
800 Quail Hollow Ranch County Park, Felton, California 95018
Vertebrate; Integrated pest management: deer, gophers, and birds
Integrated pest management, is a process you can use to solve pest problems in your garden while minimizing risks to people and the environment. Early spring is a time to focus on the most active vertebrate pests - gophers, birds and deer – all of which can do significant damage in a short period of time.
Learn how integrated pest management strategies can be used to control these specific pests. We will cover the basic steps of IPM which help you identify the pest and its impact, learn various control options available, and find the least toxic approach that will work.
This class includes both a lecture portion and a stroll around the ranch looking for signs of vertebrate activity, with opportunity for hands-on activity to find gopher runs and practice properly setting gopher traps.
Quail Hollow collects $3.00 for use of the facilities and that is included in the class fee