Pest management in coconut based farming systems i. evaluation of rat problems in intercropped coconut and their control

Gallego, V.C.; Abad, R.G.

Philippine Journal of Coconut Studies 13(1): 10-17


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Rat incidence and control in coconut-intercrop ecosystems were studied. Coconuts from 2 to 8 months old were damaged. Rattus rattus mindanensis Mearns was the only species found in the experimental area. Coumatetralyl-based rodenticide provided effective control of rat infestation on coconut and its intercrop regardless of the baiting method used. Economic analysis of the different treatments are discussed.