Wild boar are especially concerning because of their disease transmission potential.

Wild boar groups small so far in Ontario

There is concern about growing numbers of feral hogs due to their potential role in African swine fever transmission

Reading Time: 5 minutes Reported sightings of large groups of wild pigs – known as “sounders” – in Ontario are still limited to one or two instances in the Parry Sound/Magnetawan district, although there are reported sightings across much of the rest of the province.. Government and non-governmental scientists tracking the animals’ movements believe Ontario still has the opportunity […] Read more

The hairless stem of a waterhemp (right), compared to the hairy stem of the pigweed (left) is the easiest way to differentiate the two species.

Waterhemp difficult to distinguish from pigweed

Using herbicide programs effective on pigweed, should cover waterhemp too, so far

Reading Time: 3 minutes Waterhemp and pigweed species are difficult to differentiate, until they become larger – often past the ideal stage to control the waterhemp species. Mike Cowbrough, weed specialist with OMAFRA, says the herbicide programs identified by the University of Guelph Ridgetown campus, which are effective on waterhemp are equally effective on pigweed and other species. “There […] Read more