Ask a Question forum: What chewed my sweet potatoes, how to fix.

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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Mar 11, 2018 10:34 AM CST
What chewed and made holes in my sweet potatoes ?
What do I use to stop ?
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Thank Y'all
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Mar 11, 2018 12:30 PM CST
Around here I blame the gophers for everything. Do you have gophers?
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Mar 12, 2018 11:35 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Mar 12, 2018 11:47 AM CST
Which holes do you mean, Philip? I see two different types, one looks like maybe animal chewing and the other looks like smaller holes, like wireworm damage:

Wireworm damage to sweet potato:
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Mar 12, 2018 1:08 PM CST
Well Sue, thanks. I found it 😭 !
Wireworms, as I kind of suspected.
Ive asked a few nurseries for soil treatment, they look at me like I'm crazy. They know NOTHING, of vegetables.
Years ago, my dad told me of a treatment for soil, I can't remember what.
I was hoping a member hear might know what to treat soil with.

Porkpal. You really cracked me up.
"Blame the gophers for everything. " Rolling on the floor laughing !!! I can't blame gophers, No teeth marks.
The big surface, crater like holes, are from slugs 😮!!! I didn't know that slugs could live, underground. Grumbling

Humm 🤔... Maybe, I'll Google 😀

Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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