Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Institutional Repository

The spatial epidemiology of jackfruit pest and diseases: a review

Md. Sabtu, Norraisha and Ishak, Mohamad Hafis Izran and Idris, Nurul Hawani (2019) The spatial epidemiology of jackfruit pest and diseases: a review. International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability, 6 (1-2). pp. 169-175. ISSN 2289-8948


Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.11113/ijbes.v6.n1-2.395


Jackfruit is identified as targeted produced for premium fruit and vegetable (EPP 7). Meanwhile in Johor, jackfruit is the third biggest fruit produced in 2016. Jackfruit contains a lot of benefits which certainly good for living things and have been used in various sector such as medicine, food, anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant, antifungal effect, immunomodulatory effect and else. However, the existence of pests and diseases have threatened the productivity of jackfruit plant particularly in tropical countries including Malaysia. There are many factors that can affect the occurrence of pests and plant diseases of jackfruit such as shoot borers, bark borers, mealy bug and scale insects, blossoms and fruit rots and bacterial die-back. Several studies have been devoted to model the plant pests and diseases epidemiology, though the contexts that focus in tropical environment and jackfruit plant are limited. Therefore, this paper aims to discuss abiotic factors and spatial methods that have been used to define dispersal pattern and relationship between abiotic factors including major climatic variables with plant pests and diseases occurrence data, particularly in tropical climate. This paper could be used as a basis to understand the epidemiological models in combating pest and plant disease and to support towards the effective management of jackfruit pests and diseases in tropical countries, particularly Malaysia.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Jackfruit, Pest & Plant Disease, Abiotic Factor, Spatial Modelling
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:85192
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:17 Mar 2020 08:17
Last Modified:17 Mar 2020 08:17

Repository Staff Only: item control page