The Syntermes genus, the most significant termite pest in eucalyptus cultivation, damages roots and debarks plant rings. This can kill the seedlings of this plant, and thus require replanting. Integrated management, based on sampling plans can reduce damage to eucalyptus seedlings and allows the rational use of chemical control. The objectives were to model the spatial distribution of the Syntermes spp. foraging holes using the Matérn-cluster point process in the Cerrado region (Brazilian savannah), simulate a sampling plan for termite hole density, produce maps of foraging hole densities using geostatistics and validate the simulated sampling plan in the field. The distribution of the Syntermes spp. foraging holes was spatially non-homogeneous and it adjusted to the Matérn-cluster point process model in the Minas Gerais Cerrado areas. The best Syntermes sampling plan simulation in the area of Cerrado is to launch a circular 5 m radius parcel every 100 m (sampling error <5 %) in a systematic manner. The approach of point processes, combined with geostatistics, is adequate to produce maps for the termite Syntermes spp. infestation in the eucalyptus plantation.
Precision Agriculture – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 18, 2015
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