Monitoring for animal presence is critical because they can carry or spread human pathogens in their feces that may contaminate the crop. Monitor your fields for animal intrusion at least weekly, and more frequently close to harvest to identify problems, and take action to reduce risks.
For tips on monitoring wildlife, refer to the Monitoring Wildlife Activity poster on the Farm Food Safety Posters website. Click here to access the website
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