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Recent bison deaths in North Battleford due to anthrax, more suspected

Recent bison deaths in North Battleford due to anthrax, more suspected

Keep a close eye on your herd and contact your vet immediately if you suspect anthrax on your farm

Reading Time: 2 minutes With high temperatures and drought, cattle and bison are at a higher risk of anthrax. Two bison deaths northwest of North Battleford, Saskatchewan have recently been confirmed as caused by anthrax, and seven others are suspected. Producers are encouraged to keep a watchful eye and to refresh their memories on what to do when anthrax […] Read more

crop and nutrient management specialist Yamily Zavala

Soil fertility is about more than nutrients

Expert says farmers need to learn more about the physical and biological structures of the soil

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many farmers tend to focus on the chemical composition of the soil, and ignore its other two key components — and that’s a mistake, says a crop and soil nutrient management specialist. “Farmers need to understand more about the physical and biological structures of the soil to manage their cropping systems,” said Yamily Zavala of […] Read more