Post harvest diseases

Is this a Minor Pest?
Minor Pest Title

Post harvest diseases

Minor Pest Description

Some fungi growth on cassava chips, usually when the moisture content of cassava chips exceeds 14%, making them unfit for feed and food. A survey of cassava chips processing areas of West Africa has indicated that the most common fungi were Rhizopus sp. and Aspergillus sp. (IITA, 1996).


Minor Pest What to do.
  • Early harvesting prevents or reduces the incidence of rots on farms.
  • Rotate cassava with cereals to help reduce the levels of inoculum (spores etc.) on fields.

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Minor Pest Position
Minor Pest Firstcontent
Pest Type
Host Plants