Category Archives: Sweet Potato Pest Management

Using Livestock Manure Properly to Ensure Food Safety

By: Wayne Du, On-Farm Food Safety Specialist Do you use soil amendments such as manure or composted manure? Are you aware of the food safety risks? Here are some helpful tips to protect your crop from potential contamination. What is … Continue reading

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Controlling Pests Around Farm Buildings

By Wayne Du, On-Farm Food Safety Specialist, OMAF and MRA Pests such as rodents and insects that inhabit farm buildings can carry pathogens, contaminate food or spread disease. If not properly controlled they will not only cost you money but … Continue reading

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High Disease Risk for Several Specialty Crops

With the wet conditions experienced across most of southern Ontario over the past few weeks, the risk of both foliar and root diseases is high on many specialty crops. There is a particularly high risk of diseases caused by water … Continue reading

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Tortoise and spotted cucumber beetles on sweet potatoes

Every summer we see insects munching on sweet potato foliage, but this year there seems to be a bit more feeding than normal. In addition to the usual suspects – flea beetles, grasshoppers and Japanese beetles – we are also … Continue reading

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