Birds and Vertebrates

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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).
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