Wild & Domestic Animals

Wildlife activity on the farm is a huge food safety risk, which is why it's crucial to scout your fields for animal damage prior to harvest. This interactive video leads you through a simulated preharvest wildlife assessment. Here, you can choose which areas you think are important to scout within your carrot field. You can then make a decision on what to harvest based off of your observations.

Managing Wildlife

This podcast episode features Erin Lizotte, Integrated Pest Management Educator with MSU Extension, and Phil Tocco, Preharvest and Postharvest Food Safety Educator with MSU Extension. They discuss the best ways to manage wildlife on the farm.


This fact sheet walks you through some considerations regarding livestock that may be kept near your production area.

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