Birds and Vertebrates

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Free-range kept pigs
Is this a Minor Pest?: 
Yes
Minor Pest Title: 

Birds and other vertebrate pests

Minor Pest Description: 

Birds, rodents, monkeys, pigs and domestic animals (cattle, goat and sheep) are common vertebrate pests of cassava.

 

Measures that help to manage damage by these pests include:

Minor Pest What to do.: 
  • Fence farms and set traps in the fence.
  • Cover exposed roots with soil.
  • Weed your cassava farm to discourage rodents pests.
  • Harvest roots as soon as they are mature (James et al., 2000).
Minor Pest Position: 
11
Minor Pest Firstcontent: 
114
Pest Type: 
insect
Host Plants: 
Cassava