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Universiti Pertanian Malaysia was established in 1971 as a result of the merger between the College of Agriculture, Malaya and the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Malaya. The Library of the College of Agriculture, Malaya thus became the Universiti Pertanian Malaysia Library. When the university was named as Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 1997, the Library became the Universiti Putra Malaysia Library. As of 23rd May 2002, the Library has been named as Perpustakaan Sultan Abdul Samad (PSAS), Universiti Putra Malaysia, after the late gre [...]

Journal Article

Journal Article

The introduction of barn owl (Tyto alba) to Sabah for rat control in oil palm plantations  [2000]

Hoong, H.K. (Sawit Kinabalu Berhad, Jalan Tuaran, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Malaysia));

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Rats have caused serious damage to oil palm in certain parts of Sabah. Barn owls were first introduced from Penisula Malaysia in 1990 to 1992 by Sawit Kinabalu Berhad (formerly Sabah Land Development Board). It had since established well in Klias Estate/Settlement Scheme, Beufort. Rat attacks in terms of palms with fresh damages of FFB had dropped considerably after the indroduction of barn owls to quite an acceptable level without the need of any baiting. Occupancy rates of nest boxes in 1999 were in the region of around 50 to 60 per cent, indicating the owls introduced are still there and are multiplying. The role of barn owls in rat control can be important in future as rats are expected to adapt and establish itself in oil palm plantations in tandem with the rapid expansion of this crop in Sabah.

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Planter (Malaysia)
ISSN : 0126-575X

Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Summary
In AGRIS since:
2001
Volume:
76
Issue:
889
Start Page:
215
End Page:
222
All titles:
"The introduction of barn owl (Tyto alba) to Sabah for rat control in oil palm plantations"@eng
Other:
"Summary (En)"
"6 tables; 8 ref."
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Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Summary
In AGRIS since:
2001
Volume:
76
Issue:
889
Start Page:
215
End Page:
222
All titles:
"The introduction of barn owl (Tyto alba) to Sabah for rat control in oil palm plantations"@eng
Other:
"Summary (En)"
"6 tables; 8 ref."