Insect pest composition in the non-treated matured oil palm plantation / Noratikah Awang Kechik

Awang Kechik, Noratikah (2015) Insect pest composition in the non-treated matured oil palm plantation / Noratikah Awang Kechik. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


The growth of oil palm can be affected by the infestation of insect pests. So, this research need to be conducted to assess insect pest composition in the non-treated oil palm plantation in order to help the entomologist and local farmers to identify the insect pests existing in this plantation and the interaction among insect pests. This study was conducted for eight weeks at oil palm plantation in Universiti Teknologi MARA, Campus of Jasin, Malacca. Trap used in this study were yellow pan traps which been placed randomly in the oil palm area. A total of 1479 individual insect pests were successfully collected comprising 14 families. Moreover, Cidadellidae was recorded as the most abundant family with 845 individuals followed by the Aphrophoridae, Ricaniidae, Gryllidae, Acrididae, Tetrigidae , Chrysomelidae, Tettigoniidae, Blattellidae, Membracidae, Drosophilidae, Carabidae, Reduviidae and Dictyopharidae. Based on Kruskal-Wallis Test, only Cicadellidae has significant difference throughout sampling date (p<0.05). Based on Pearson's correlation, Aphrophoridae have positive relationship (p<0.05) with families of Ricaniidae, Cicadellidae and Membracidae respectively. Besides that, family of Tettigoniidae has positive relationship with Membracidae, Gryllidae and Tetrigidae respectively. Overall, this study found various insect pests existing in the oil palm plantation and there are interactions among insect pests.


Item Type: Student Project
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Awang Kechik, NoratikahUNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Jasin Campus > Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology
Item ID: 17075
Uncontrolled Keywords: Insect pest; Oil palm plantation; Growth of oil palm


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