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Just finished the hay off and boy did the moles ever reproduce since the first cut. I will have to do some leveling now. On that note, I don't want to have to do this all the time. Anyone have some ideas on how to get rid of them that does not take forever like trapping or poison? The field is not that old and not ready to tear it up yet. I was thinking of plastering it with manure, maybe that will make them move. The can have the lawn, just leave my hay alone!


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I have discovered since swathing the last week, that all burrowing animals proliferate uncontrollably when the crop is snowed on. Other than that, I have no advice for you.


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Huh, you know you are right Kevlar. The worst spots are on the half that was still standing during the snow. The stuff that was swathed is ok for the most part.

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Actually there is a permanent solution that gets rid of them once and for all...move to where there aren't any lol.
I know all about those bastards.
I was lucky and back home I had them but it was more sandy soil, but doing custom work would run into them in more clay ground and that was even worse.
Moles stop about 15 miles south of me between Newbrook and Thorhild, seems the heavier clay isn't to their liking and there is a large area of muskeg that seems to work to help keep them there. Don't even have hardly any gophers either and I haven't seen a badger since I moved.
As I say to those who complain about rocks, I'll take rocks any day over moles, least rocks you can deal with.
I think somewhere I still have a box of traps, I preferred those green wooden ones. I used to have a 35 foot float I made out the mast of a pile driver but I gave it to my old neighbor when I moved.

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knife in NH3, anhydrous kills them.
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Crossed my mind too. One supplier had a unit made just for putting anhydrous into hay and pastures. I believe they got rid of it through.

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knife in NH3, anhydrous kills them.
NH3 does not kill them
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Just finished the hay off and boy did the moles ever reproduce since the first cut. I will have to do some leveling now. On that note, I don't want to have to do this all the time. Anyone have some ideas on how to get rid of them that does not take forever like trapping or poison? The field is not that old and not ready to tear it up yet. I was thinking of plastering it with manure, maybe that will make them move. The can have the lawn, just leave my hay alone!
The local county somehow got some live pocket gophers and tried to find a poisoned food they would eat, with no luck. Trapping and spring leveling are the options. If you have quack grass (who doesnít) thatís their favourite food. We have walked around and injected nh3 into the immediate area and all we got was real green grass! Cultivation does piss them off but mainly because youíre killing their food supply, so they just move!
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I think Nodust you have to knife the NH3 in with a banding machine. The idea is it crosses the tunnels and fumigates them. I don't think you would be effective in walking around and duplicating this procedure - it would be hit and miss. I have no experience but I have heard like Combine Pilot suggested. I wished we had some NH3 and applicators in our area. There are no nearby sources for it and yes I wished I could could get rid of them. Every time I level them out, they seem to come back with a vengeance!

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this is a little labor intensive but I cleaned then out with a rodent fumigant call Giant Destroyer. You find a tunnel and light it and place in tunnel and cover, You can trac the tunnel as the gas goes thru it as it comes up thru ground in places. I found it works real good. I got mine at Peavy Mart

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