TT No. 212: Root Auger for Peat Area

Malaysia has about 2.3 million hectares of peat land (Halim et al., 1990). Peat is a heterogeneous mixture of more or less decomposed plant (humus) material that has accumulated in a water saturated environment and in the absence of oxygen. Its structure ranges from more or less decomposed plant remains to a fine amorphic, colloidal […]

TT No. 211: Oryctes Supplemented Pellets as Ornamental Fish Feed

Oryctes rhinoceros (L) is an important pest in oil palm replanting. The adults are commonly captured via pheromone traps in oil palm plantations. These trap captures arethen destroyed and disposed off by the estate management. However, it should be realized that these adult beetles offer an alternative source of protein which can be used as […]

TT No. 210: Trap for auto-dissemination of Metarhizium for the control of Orcytes Rhinocerous

The entomopathogenic fungus, Metarhizium anisopliae is one of the pathogens of the rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros (Latch, 1976). Effective control of the beetle is achieved by drenching the spore solution or broadcasting the growing substrates of the pathogen onto the breeding sites of the beetle (Ramle et al., 1999). The fungus infects all stages of the […]