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Feral pig baits show promise

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• Kenneth Gautreaux • Feral pigs are a nuisance in many areas of the country, causing billions of dollars in damage. Scientists with the LSU AgCenter and the LSU Department of Chemistry are working on a bait and delivery system to help reduce the population of feral hogs. Glen Gentry, LSU AgCenter feral hog specialist, and John Pojman, a chemistry ... Read More »

Mississippi Launches Wild Hog Control Program

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Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson announced the implementation of the department’s new Wild Hog Control Program supported by the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. “We are excited to launch the first-of-its-kind state agriculture department-led invasive feral hog trapping initiative,” Gipson says. “After a full year of public education, research and outreach through the commissioner’s Wild Hog Challenge, MDAC ... Read More »

Industry News — June 2020

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Selects Third-Party Verification Partner The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has selected Control Union Certifications North America to implement an independent, third-party verification program for the Trust Protocol system. Data about Trust Protocol cotton is proven via Field to Market, measured via the Field Calculator and now will be verified by CUC. Control Union Certifications has certified ... Read More »

Got hog damage? There’s an app for that

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According to a Mississippi State University research study, feral pigs cause $66 million in property damage in the Magnolia State each year. With the wild hog population increases and damage estimates constantly changing, it’s now easier to report and assess impacts with a newly designed MSU app. The “Feral Pig Damage” app makes it easy for users to report the ... Read More »

Wild hogs aren’t just a rural problem; they’re invading urban areas too

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Whether you call them wild pigs or feral hogs, they are no longer just a rural problem, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Wild pigs cause more than $52 million in agricultural damage in Texas annually, said Dr. John Tomecek, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Thrall. But it’s their encroachment into increasingly urbanized areas that is becoming a ... Read More »

Innovative Tool Lets Landowners Report Wild Pig Activity, Damage

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• By Paul Schattenberg • The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute encourages landowners to report wild pig sightings and damage using a new first-of-its-kind online tool. “Landowners throughout Texas are constantly seeing wild pigs and their damage,” says Dr. Jim Cathey, associate director of the NRI. “Unfortunately, until now, we didn’t have a good method of collecting the information on where ... Read More »