Sokoine University of Agriculture

Comparative Study of Population Dynamics and Breeding Patterns of Mastomys natalensis in System Rice Intensification (SRI) and Conventional Rice Production in Irrigated Rice Ecosystems in Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Loth, Mulungu S
dc.contributor.author Lopa, Happy
dc.contributor.author Mdangi, Mashak E
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-11T06:55:18Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-11T06:55:18Z
dc.date.issued 2016-01-07
dc.identifier.citation Loth Mulungu S,et al... (2016) Comparative Study of Population Dynamics and Breeding Patterns of Mastomys natalensis in System Rice Intensification (SRI) and Conventional Rice Production in Irrigated Rice Ecosystems in Tanzania. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2375-4338
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3601
dc.description Research on rice production based on pest management en_US
dc.description.abstract Mastomys natalensis is among the most important rodent pests in Sub-Saharan Africa. This study investigated the population dynamics and breeding patterns of this mouse in system rice intensification (SRI) and in conventional cropping systems in irrigated rice ecosystem in eastern Tanzania. The Mastomys natalensis population varied with years and season, but not with either SRI or conventional cropping system which would be expected as the all fields are in the same area. The highest population peak was observed during the dry season i.e., August to September. Breeding patterns of this rodent pest was not influenced by the cropping system or season, indicating that M. natalensis is sexually active throughout the year and does not be affected by the rice production systems. Regular control and sustainable operations, such as the use trap barrier system (TBS), are therefore essential if the populations are to be kept within tolerable limits. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH). The authors appreciate the field assistance from Khalid S Kibwana, Omary Kibwana, and Ramadhani Kigunguli of the Pest Management Centre, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sokoine University of Agriculture, en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries journal;161
dc.subject Mastomys natalensis; en_US
dc.subject Population dynamics; en_US
dc.subject Conventional cropping system en_US
dc.subject Breeding patterns en_US
dc.title Comparative Study of Population Dynamics and Breeding Patterns of Mastomys natalensis in System Rice Intensification (SRI) and Conventional Rice Production in Irrigated Rice Ecosystems in Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url http://dx.doi.org en_US


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