Diversity of insect pests in Segama's oil palm nursery / Farennamira Mohd. Harman

Mohd. Harman, Farennamira (2015) Diversity of insect pests in Segama's oil palm nursery / Farennamira Mohd. Harman. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


It is an important to provide the vigorous and the healthy plant material during nursery stage as initial step to get high profitability and to obtain high yield in oil palm plantation. However, like the others crop, oil palm industry also faced pest and disease attack. Thus, this study was carried out to indicate biodiversity of insect pests and to assess abundance of insect pests in oil palm nursery. This study was conducted in oil palm nursery in Segama Estate of Tamaco Plantation Lahad Datu, Sabah. Pitfall traps, yellow sticky traps, hanging sticky trap, insects bait and light trap were installed randomly in the main nursery plot. By using CRD, the insect collection was taken for 6 sampling date by weekly basis. The insect number were calculated and analyzed using one way ANOVA, t-test, correlation test, Shannon index, Margalefs index and Pieleou's Evenness index. This study obtained 570 individuals of insects collected. There were 7 orders and 22 family were recorded. There is no significant difference of insects' abundance between all insects' family and sampling week. The abundance of the insect in week 3 recorded as the highest number. Some insects have significant difference abundance of insect between day and night. Scarabaeidae was the dominant family and followed by Gryllidae, Vespidae and Tettigonidae. The findings of this study also demonstrated that family of Scarabaeidae and Vespidae has no significant relationship.


Item Type: Student Project
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Mohd. Harman, Farennamira
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Jasin Campus > Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology
Keywords: Insect pests; Segama's oil palm nursery; Nursery stage
Date: 2015
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/16922
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