Have the containment efforts worked? I sure hope so.
Thanks for keeping us up to date even if the report is bad news Flounder. I haven’t heard anything new about chronic wasting disease for some time. I was hoping that it was behind us or at the very least o longer spreading to new areas. New York State has put a ban on baiting and even feeding deer any time of year since chronic wasting disease threatened the deer nationwide. The theory here was that by banning deer feeding, the deer would avoid close proximity nose to nose contact between deer eating the piles of food, and thus prevent the spread of the disease between them. I have not seen any reports of chronic wasting disease inside of New York or the contiguous bordering states or provinces (except possibly on an enclosed deer farm). But the theory of stopping the spread by banning feeding is not a sure thing. I’m sure the disease spreads where deer are not fed else it would no longer exist. The linked article says that teh infected deer in the "new area" was adjacent to an area where the disease is epidemic.
Am I the only one who was thinking that Chronic Wasting Disease was on the decline nationwide? Have the containment efforts worked in general? I sure hope so.
Let me start off by saying I am not a farmer.
I am a deer hunter and I do own a tractor and have all of the equipment - but that does not make you a farmer any more than standing in the garage makes you a car - well, you get the picture!
Having said that - and with most of my ineptitude fairly well hidden - I do think that buckwheat is one of the most under rated cover crops out there.
I say cover crop because I see mixed results as it relates to the deer eating the plants.