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Crop & Rangeland

Controlling rodents in field and crop applications presents its own unique set of challenges. With a limited number of Restricted Use Pesticides available, understanding the complex label directions for your specific situation can be difficult. Motomco has been manufacturing products for the commercial crop industry for over 20 years. Our combination of expertise and quality products can help you find ways to reduce damage caused by a variety of troublesome rodent pests including ground squirrels, gophers, voles, prairie dogs, rats and mice.

Motomco’s ZP Ag has provided proven results for the control of field rodents for more than 20 years. It uses the acute active ingredient zinc phosphide and is available in Pellets, Short Pellets, or Oats. The expansive label allows ZP Ag to be used in and around a wide array of crops and, in many cases, allows for multiple application methods.

P.C.Q.® Ag is Motomco’s newest bait for control of California Ground Squirrels, Meadow and Pine Voles, and Rats and Mice. It’s specially formulated pellets contain Diphacinone, a proven 1st generation anticoagulant. It allows for a variety of application methods including scatter or spot baiting and burrow baiting for Voles. It’s especially effective for controlling Ground Squirrels and Voles in and around Fruit Tree Orchards.

For more information about ZP Ag, P.C.Q.® Ag and field rodents and pests they control, including specific product labeling, we encourage you to explore our site.

 

Special Local Needs Labels (SLNs)

Motomco and our parent company Bell Laboratories, maintain several different FIFRA 24(C) Special Local Needs Labels to address specific unique applications for certain pests and/or crops. ZP AG and PCQ are Restricted Use Pesticides - review and follow all label instructions before applying. MONTANA ZP AG Pellets - For Control of control black-tailed...
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Voles

There are 23 species of Voles, also called meadow mice or field mice, in the United States. Voles are compact rodents with stocky bodies, short tails and legs. Most vole species are usually brown or gray, though many color variations exist. Identification Commonly referred to as Meadow Mice. Many species depending on habitat (70+). Length: 4.5”-10”,...
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Ground Squirrels

There are a wide variety of different species and subspecies of Ground Squirrel, but those of most concern to Agriculture and Crop Producers are California (Spermophilus beecheyi) and Richardson’s (S. richardii). Identification There are 23 species and 119 subspecies of Ground Squirrels living in the U.S. 10” long, with a 6.5”, semi-bushy tail. Weight:...
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Gopher

Pocket Gophers are burrowing rodents, named for the fur-lined pouches or “pockets” outside of their mouth, which are used for carrying food and nesting materials. They have a short neck with a small, flat head and large front teeth (incisors). Identification There are more than 40 species of gophers in North and Central America. Lips can be closed behind...
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Prairie Dogs

Prairie Dogs are burrowing rodents that live in colonies called towns. The most abundant and commonly found species is the black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus). Identification Length: 14” to 17” long. Weight: 2 to 3 lbs. Tan hide with a white or buff belly. Tips of tails covered with short black hair. Short ears. Large black eyes. Behavior...
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Alfalfa

RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDE Due to Hazards to Non-target Species For retail sale to and use only by Certified Applicators or persons under their direct supervision and only for those uses covered by the Certified Applicator’s certification. The text below is for informational purposes only. It is meant to provide an overview of the target pests and...
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Grass Grown for Seed

RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDE Due to Hazards to Non-target Species For retail sale to and use only by Certified Applicators or persons under their direct supervision and only for those uses covered by the Certified Applicator’s certification. The text below is for informational purposes only. It is meant to provide an overview of the target pests and...
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Orchards

RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDE Due to Hazards to Non-target Species For retail sale to and use only by Certified Applicators or persons under their direct supervision and only for those uses covered by the Certified Applicator’s certification. The text below is for informational purposes only. It is meant to provide an overview of the target pests and...
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Rangeland and Pastures

RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDE Due to Hazards to Non-target Species For retail sale to and use only by Certified Applicators or persons under their direct supervision and only for those uses covered by the Certified Applicator’s certification. The text below is for informational purposes only. It is meant to provide an overview of the target pests and...
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Wheat

RESTRICTED USE PESTICIDE Due to Hazards to Non-target Species For retail sale to and use only by Certified Applicators or persons under their direct supervision and only for those uses covered by the Certified Applicator’s certification. The text below is for informational purposes only. It is meant to provide an overview of the target pests and...
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