Rodent damage in Agriculture industry!

Pest menace in the agricultural sector is one of the most significant issues today in India which needs to be addressed immediately. Rodents cause millions of dollars in damages to field crops, stored grain and farm equipment every year. Apart from unpredictable rains, droughts and natural disasters insects are also the major contributors in lowering the agricultural yield every year. The damages can be categorized into two types, pre-harvest damages, and post-harvest damages. Harvest and post-harvest loss of India’s major agricultural production are estimated at Rs. 92,651crore ($13 billion) according to data published by the Ministry of food processing industries on August 9, 2016. The loss is almost three times as high as the budget for the agriculture sector.

In addition, the rodents carry more than 200 human pathogens which can cause deadly diseases that are transmissible to humans, animals, and livestock. Rodents are one of the serious threats to food production. The rodents will infest the premises like the farms, rural dwellings, refuse tips etc. that provide food, shelter, water, and safety.

Rodents as a part of their oral maintenance constantly gnaw on the various polymeric applications used in agriculture like agricultural films, storage bags, mulches, and even the drip irrigation pipes and tubing.

Giant Rats Spotted In Central Valley Counties

The rodent that has launched a multi-agency task force is now threatening San Joaquin County.

The rodent eats so much vegetation that it threatens wetlands and there could also be the loss of agriculture crops and levees. The animals have been sighted in three Central Valley counties and could make its way into the delta in San Joaquin County.

Fish and wildlife officials are trying to eradicate the rodents and have set up a multi-agency task force to come up with a plan to deal with them.

“They wreck agriculture crops, they are rodents; they carry diseases, they can pass the disease onto livestock on people, and their pets,”

Oh, rats! They’re eating away at our rice
By The Star Online

Penang’s padi fields are facing a growing and gnawing rat menace that began after the disastrous flooding of the mainland last November.

The ricefield rat (Rattus argentiventer), which can produce five to 10 offspring each month, has been ravaging padi fields in Kepala Batas.

To date, these rats have deci­mated crops in nearly 29ha in Paya Keladi belonging to 50 farmers, said Integrated Agriculture Development Area (IADA) Penang director Mohd Nazri Abu Seman.

Mohd Nazri said the rats struck at the 29ha of padi fields first because these 50 farmers were the first group to start the planting season in April.

He said ricefield rats had a nasty habit of eating the white pith inside young padi stalks, so the padi would not even have the chance to produce grain.

Mohd Nazri also said the destruction would continue because when the surviving padi produces grain, the rats then start feeding on that.

Ricefield rats are recorded as among the most damaging pestilence to rice crops in the world.

Traditional approaches to rodent population and damage management have relied on direct reduction of populations using rodenticide baits or rodent traps which is of no use.

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