Elephant & crop maturity comparisons

Published: 17 June 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/mxhvhjfbxc.1
Tiroyaone Albertinah Matsika


A field experiment comparing how early or late maturing crops influence farmers' vulnerability to elephant raiding.


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Trial crops were grown in the same size field patches. Three treatments of each crop in an experimental plot. Standard field crop planting and population sizes were used. the crops were randomly allocated to the experimental plot. The same experimental plot was then replicated in four different locations (villages). Experimental plots were monitored every morning to check for any signs of elephant presence in or around them. The monitoring was done until harvesting.


Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources


Agronomy, Animal Conflict, Biologicals, Applied Ecology, Crop Groups, Wildlife