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Damage to Coconuts in a Nursery Plantation by Bandicota bengalensis.

Yashoda Urs, L. (1978) Damage to Coconuts in a Nursery Plantation by Bandicota bengalensis. PANS, 25 (2). pp. 147-149.

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Abstract

The Indian mole rat or bandicoot /Bsndicota bengalensis Gray) causes severe damage to coconut saplings raised in nurseries, It attacks saplings at a particular growth stage, consuming the cortex at the junction of the seed nut and shoot system. damage starts when the saplings are nine months old and continues thereafter. Maxi· mum damage occurs at 13, 14 and 15 months after sowing. It is considered that the sale of saplings at 12 months old would help greatly to minimise losses. Alternatively, an effective rodent control programme, in and around the nursery area, needs to be implemented as soon as infestation occurs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bandicoot damage coconut saplings
Subjects: 600 Technology > 03 Agriculture > 05 Insect/Pest Control
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 33 Nuts > 01 Coconut
Divisions: Food Protectants and Infestation Control
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2017 10:32
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2018 06:38
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/12624

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