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agriculture

Avian Influenza cases increasing in BC

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that birds at eight commercial poultry farms in the Fraser Valley and two small flocks in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the Regional District of Mount Waddington have tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus bringing the total to 16 confirmed cases since Oct. 20, 2023.

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Stork’s Bill (Erodium cicutarium)

Stork’s Bill can compete with agricultural crops for moisture and nutrients and may also cause livestock poisoning. It can also be a host for plant diseases and grows aggressively. The plant is considered drought tolerant.

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