The effect of climate change to the population of rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) at selected oil palm plantation / Nor Narisa Edora Sabidin

Sabidin, Nor Narisa Edora (2018) The effect of climate change to the population of rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) at selected oil palm plantation / Nor Narisa Edora Sabidin. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

Rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) is one of the insect pest that limits the production and sustainability of oil palm crop. The objective of this study is to determine the distribution and abundance of rhinoceros beetle over climate change at selected oil palm plantation and to evaluate the correlation between populations of rhinoceros beetle and climatic factors especially rainfall and temperature. As known, Malaysia is one of the countries that have many climate changes problem. In this study, the pheromone trap was setting systematically and pheromone (ethyl-4-methylloctanoate) has been used as lures to attract the beetle. The result show that there are negative correlation between rainfall and rhinoceros beetle population where the increasing amount of rainfall decrease the population of rhinoceros beetle (Pearson correlation –0.047, P-value 0.667). There also negative correlation between temperature and populations of rhinoceros beetle population where the increasing amount of temperature decrease the population of rhinoceros beetle (Pearson correlation –0.033, P-value 0.758). This study shown that rainfall and temperature factor not influences the population of rhinoceros beetle.

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Item Type: Student Project
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Sabidin, Nor Narisa EdoraUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > Pests and diseases
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > Pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Jasin Campus > Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons) Plantation Management and Technology (AT220)
Item ID: 22754
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oil palm; Rhinoceros beetle; Climate change; Rainfall; Temperature
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/22754

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