Presentation on theme: "Fruit/Melon Fly Mapping in Mekong Region S. Jothiganesh GIS Specialist, RIMES, Bangkok."— Presentation transcript:
Fruit/Melon Fly Mapping in Mekong Region S. Jothiganesh GIS Specialist, RIMES, Bangkok.
The fruit fly infestation has been a major problem for the crops that have been grown along the Mekong Region. GIS helps to identify vulnerable areas, pattern of infestation and the damages caused due to the Oriental fruit fly and Melon fly at various geographic scales. Introduction
GIS for IPM ●Effective tool in monitoring, predicting, managing and fighting the spread of crop diseases and pests. ●Identify the spatial extent and spatial patterns of the infestation. ●Forecasting spatial spread of diseases through risk assessment models which will be of help for pest control activities ●Infestation data can be combined with environment and socio-economic data as an effort to create a decision support model. This allows the identification of vulnerable areas that need to be targeted first for pest control activities
Objectives ●Prepare GIS maps for Mekong countries showing infestation on crops, damage, area, seasonality, IPM practices etc. ●Regional identification and ranking of the risk factors using GIS for selecting vulnerable areas (Provinces). ●Provide information on the extent of problems in identified areas, types of crops and fruit-fly species present.
Study Area Fruit Fly Mapping Countries Cambodia LaoPDR Thailand Vietnam Level of Mapping Province Level
Spatial Analysis ●Spatial Analysis allows users to study the relationship between location and its characteristic geographic feature ●Analysis allows user to study the variations of a parameter or phenomenon of a object over a location or geographic region.
Multi Criteria Analysis (MCA) Multi Criteria Analysis in GIS is a method of weighting or scoring criteria to assess their importance to support Decision Makers Criteria Fruit growing area Fruit fly infestation IPM Status Vulnerable Areas from MCA Fruit Fly Growing Area Fruit Fly Infestation IPM Status
Preliminary Suggestive Map for Project Activities Xiengkhuang Vientiane Capital High Luangprabang Xayaburi Medium Bokeo Low
Area of fruit, Fruit fly Infestation and IPM Practices in Cambodia
Preliminary Suggestive Map for Project Activities for Cambodia Kampong Cham High Kandal Medium Battambang Low
Area of fruit, Fruit fly Infestation and IPM Practices in Vietnam
Preliminary Suggestive Map for Project Activities for Vietnam Tien Giang Vinh Long High Binh Thuan Can Tho Dong Thap Soc Trang Tra Vinh Medium Kien Giang Tay Ninh Low
Area of Vegetables, Melon fly Infestation and IPM Practices in Laos
Preliminary Suggestive Map for Project Activities for Laos Champasaek Vientiane Capital High Luangprabang Medium Vientiane Borikhamsay Low
Area of Vegetables, Melon fly Infestation and IPM Practices in Cambodia
Preliminary Suggestive Map for Project Activities for Cambodia Kandal High Siemreap Medium Battambang Low
Fruit Fly Presence by fruit types LonganLitchiGuava
Fruit Fly Presence by fruit types PomeloCustard AppleCommon Plum Guava Jujube Longan
Fruit Fly Presence by fruit types PapayaPeachPear Persimmon Sapota Star Apple
Fruit Fly Presence by fruit types Star fruitSweet Orange
Mapping Status and Limitations ●Infestation data considered is at province level and not actual pest outbreak location. ●Extent of damage in crops and the period of information has to be collected for all kind of crops in all province. ●Spread of the pests may be linked with environment and climatic condition. Extensive information on land use, soil, climatic factors is needed
Comments and Suggestions? ●What analysis could be added to this so as to improve preliminary findings? ●What all additional information can be included and used ? ●Is it possible to get exact location of incidence of pests? ●Any other comments?