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A Sweet Potato Grower’s Guide to Insect Pest Management
Pages / Length: 6
Publication Date: 06/10/1998

Awide variety of insects feed on sweet potato foliage, but treatment to control foliar damage is rarely necessary. This is because sweet potato plants grow vigorously, and damage to the foliage must be extensive before root growth is affected, particularly after the “root-swell” stage. However, the larvae of some foliar-feeding beetles live in the soil and occasionally do damage sweet potato roots.