Academic Research Journal of
Agricultural Science and Research
Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research
Vol. 3(7), pp. 188-191. July, 2015.
Full Length Research
Pre-harvest Damage Caused by the Nile grass rat, Arvicanthis niloticus in Wheat Fields at Sohag region, Egypt
Abd El-Aleem Saad Soliman Desoky
Plant protection Department (Zoology), Faculty of Agriculture, Sohag University, Egypt.
Accepted 30 May 2015
The damage caused by the Nile grass rat Arvicanthis niloticus in wheat field. It has been observed that the rat attack the plant during the period from fourth ears to the harvest. The maximum attack by this rat was more predominant during the period from 7- 30 April, during which the grains were in full maturity. The damage decreased gradually towards the center of the field.The highest damage at the border of the field may be due to the high number of the rats, Since A. niloticus is accustomed to build its burrows at the border of fields and near canals. The increase of the burrows is naturally accompanied with the increase of rodent population.
Key words: Arvicanthis niloticus, burrows, border, damage, Nile grass rat, harvest stage.
How to cite this article: Desoky AE-ASS (2015). Pre-harvest Damage Caused by the Nile grass rat, Arvicanthis niloticus in Wheat Fields at Sohag region, Egypt. Acad. Res. J. Agri. Sci. Res. 3(7):188-191.