Economic loss due to ganoderma disease in oil palm

Assis Kamu, and Chong, Khim Phin and A. S. Idris, and Ho, Chong Mun (2016) Economic loss due to ganoderma disease in oil palm. International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering , 10 (2). pp. 631-635. ISSN 1307-6892

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Abstract

Oil palm or Elaeis guineensis is considered as the golden crop in Malaysia. But oil palm industry in this country is now facing with the most devastating disease called as Ganoderma Basal Stem Rot disease. The objective of this paper is to analyze the economic loss due to this disease. There were three commercial oil palm sites selected for collecting the required data for economic analysis. Yield parameter used to measure the loss was the total weight of fresh fruit bunch in six months. The predictors include disease severity, change in disease severity, number of infected neighbor palms, age of palm, planting generation, topography, and first order interaction variables. The estimation model of yield loss was identified by using backward elimination based regression method. Diagnostic checking was conducted on the residual of the best yield loss model. The value of mean absolute percentage error (MAPE) was used to measure the forecast performance of the model. The best yield loss model was then used to estimate the economic loss by using the current monthly price of fresh fruit bunch at mill gate.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ganoderma, oil palm, regression model, yield loss, economic loss
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions:FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
ID Code:15407
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:11 Jan 2017 15:27
Last Modified:11 Jan 2017 15:27

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