Our quiz this week is actually a survey from Manitoba’s Pest Surveillance Initiative (PSI) Lab. The series of 21 questions in six categories will take approximately 15 minutes. After completing all questions, participants will receive information about the level of biosecurity risk on a farm as well as information on how to address any risks. Take the survey.
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