Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hundreds of Farmers Remove Predator Rat Snake

AREA rice at Serang Village, District Salawu, Tasikmalaya District, eventually a pilot area for the return of paddy ecosystems to pests the rice rat. At least if successful later on, then certainly some areas other existing rice fields in the district of Tasikmalaya need to remove the snake, in order to suppress harvest mouse attack rates. Because only a snake, on the rice field ecosystem re-return to normal with the passage of the food chain.
The farmers in the village / village of Serang Salawu Sub District Tasikmalaya release of hundreds of types of snakes in their rice fields covering an area of ​​250 herkar, Saturday (14/4). Action with the release of hundreds of non-venomous snakes such rice to the area, conducted by a community of reptile lovers, Tasikmalaya Reptile Community (TRC), as well as the Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI) Representative Tasikmalaya. By embracing the devices Attack Village, District and Gapoktan Salawu locally, then release it into the snake that is expected to help farmers.

According to executive chairman Atmanagara Ery, who removed the snake snake snake Ptyas Koros or jali, bandotan tiger snake, snake cow, pyton reticulates snake, python molurus (Sanca Batik), rainbow snake and mangrove snakes. The release of the serpent, to help farmers who complained of widespread presence of rat damage the rice crop. Even some quite worrying and reported the attack to threaten crop failure for the farmers. It was dropped because of the food chain snake as a natural predator of rats. The condition occurred because the snake many men hunted both for commercial and killed when they met. In fact, from the results of his study of the snakes were able to prey on rice rats 10.
No need to worry if the snakes that would threaten public safety, as all snakes are not venomous clear. Later, the snakes will still be kept alive by the farmers and agreed to not be killed if found. Because for them, the snake is a friend of the farmer is capable of suppressing the number of rats attack on rice plants.
To that end, the citizens, especially farmers must understand the importance of the snake.

At least they can tell which snakes are venomous snakes and what help their lives. Only the snakes like cobra, Bungarus fasciatus, and weling course, farmers are allowed to kill snakes. Because that's what kind of snake clearly dangerous.
Attacking the village chief, Dayat Hidayat said the rat infestation of rice since 2004. To eradicate the pest of rice, farmers in the village since the first attack made ​​of alternative materials using poison, but the effort was less than the maximum. "During the eradication using poison, fatigue farmers until less than the maximum in the use of poison," said Dayat.

Before carrying out the activity, the first farmers were given the understanding by the TRC, because farmers are still afraid of snakes. However, since given the understanding and knowledge of the existence of non-venomous snakes, schools of new farmers.
Meanwhile, according to officials Mainstay Contact Farmers and Fishermen (KTNA), Mustafa Jenal, it will conduct an evaluation once a week, to see how this develops. With the release of the farmers expected the snake does not kill snakes, even had to look after.
"The farmers are expected to not kill the snake, because it can help the growth of agricultural land. And we are very pleased to release the snake in this, because in 2004 there has been a crop failure due to rat attack," he said.
Village Attack Sub Salawu is planned to be one of the barns in the district of Tasikmalaya. With a maximum yield, then the goal can be achieved. After the attacks of mice, the farmers would be complaining because the harvest has dropped dramatically.
From the results of the study, a rat can eat 100 to 120 trees of rice overnight. Rodents were also able to supply as far as 12 km when looking for food. Easy to swell the numbers, because of a single pair could produce 4 to 6 pups. They are known to be quite productive mating and giving birth four times in one year. It was enough to terrify the peasants who were present in the release of the snake, because it is very detrimental to their rice pests. ***

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