Domestic and wild animals

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Is this a Minor Pest?: 
Yes
Minor Pest Title: 

Domestic and wild animals

Minor Pest Description: 

Domestic animals (e.g. pigs, cows and goats) and wild animals (e.g. wild pigs, porcupines, baboons, monkeys, elephants, hippos, guinea fowl) can cause serious damage to sweet potatoes.

Minor Pest What to do.: 
  • The presence of hedges or thorn fences may act as deterrents against some of these pests.
  • Domestic animals can be tethered. This is particularly important during the planting material production time when there is a high incidence of damage due to grazing by straying livestock.
Minor Pest Position: 
12
Minor Pest Firstcontent: 
126
Host Plants: 
Sweet potato