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Gophers targeted under new pest control strategy

A new gopher control strategy is part of the pest biosecurity effort being rolled out by Saskatchewan and the Federal governments.

Officials note that gophers are a problem for producers in the province and state the program will help control nuisance gopher populations through a rebate for registered control products and for the purchase of materials to build a raptor platform for sustainable integrated pest management.

Funding of $19.5 million will target gophers and weeds under the pest biosecurity program, state officials.

Money will be made available to RMs and First Nations. The program will support education and training to manage agriculture crop pests through the Plant Health Network, according to the release.

More details are available on the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities website.

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