Datasets on abundance of common blossom thrips and weather variables in small-scale avocado orchards at Taita Hills and Mount Kilimanjaro

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Earth Change Observation Laboratory (ECHOLAB) en
dc.contributor.author Odanga, James J.
dc.contributor.author Mohamed, Samira
dc.contributor.author Olubayo, Florence
dc.contributor.author Nyankanga, Richard
dc.contributor.author Mwalusepo, Sizah
dc.contributor.author Subramanian, Sevgan
dc.contributor.author Johansson, Tino Petri
dc.contributor.author Ekesi, Sunday
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-25T11:39:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-25T11:39:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12-22
dc.identifier.citation Odanga , J J , Mohamed , S , Olubayo , F , Nyankanga , R , Mwalusepo , S , Subramanian , S , Johansson , T P & Ekesi , S 2017 , ' Datasets on abundance of common blossom thrips and weather variables in small-scale avocado orchards at Taita Hills and Mount Kilimanjaro ' , Data in Brief , vol. 15 , no. 12 , pp. 308-313 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2017.09.051 en
dc.identifier.issn 2352-3409
dc.identifier.other PURE: 91623730
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 84d81ff1-4f1d-4c18-ad58-feb65213c6c6
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85030757747
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-2381-5144/work/41139958
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000453415100044
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/231567
dc.description.abstract Avocado, Persea americana Miller (Lauraceae), is an important fruit crop cultivated by small-holder farmers along Afrotropical highlands of Taita Hills in South-eastern Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro in Northern Tanzania. The small-holder farmers in these East African regions generate substantial food and cash from avocado fruits. However, the avocado crop is faced with challenges of infestation by insect pests such as the common blossom thrips (Frankliniella schultzei Trybom) which feeds on pollen and floral tissue thereby reducing productivity of the trees. Moreover, there is no information describing distribution patterns of Frankliniella schultzei and associated weather in East African avocado orchards despite the fact that small-scale farming is dependent on rainfall. This article was, therefore, initiated to provide dataset on abundance of Frankliniella schultzei from the avocado plants that relates with monthly rainfall and air temperatures at Taita Hills and Mount Kilimanjaro. Frankliniella schultzei was collected using white coloured beating tray and camel brush whereas air temperatures (°C) and rainfall (mm) was recorded daily using automatic data loggers and rain gauge, respectively. The survey at the two transects commenced during peak flowering season of avocado crop in August up to end of harvesting period in July of the following year. Temporal datasets were generated by Kruskal-Wallis Chi-square test. Current temporal datasets presents strong baseline information specifically for Kenya and Tanzania government agencies to develop further agricultural strategies aimed at improving avocado farming within Taita Hills and Mount Kilimanjaro agro-ecosystems. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject 119 Other natural sciences en
dc.subject Entomology en
dc.subject weather en
dc.subject crop science en
dc.title Datasets on abundance of common blossom thrips and weather variables in small-scale avocado orchards at Taita Hills and Mount Kilimanjaro en
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2017.09.051
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