Semivariogram models for rice stem bug population densities estimated by ordinary kriging

Mauricio Paulo Batistella Pasini, Eduardo Engel, Alessandro Dal'Col Lúcio, Rafael Pivotto Bortolotto
2020 Acta Scientiarum: Agronomy  
Tibraca limbativentris is considered one of the main species of insect pests in irrigated rice. This species can be found in plants in the vegetative and reproductive stages. This study aimed to select semivariogram models to estimate rice stem bug population densities by ordinary kriging. Two fields were used to survey the T. limbativentris population in Oryza sativa. A grid of 30 x 30 m was drawn, which generated 143 and 385 sample units for the first and second fields, respectively. Seven
more » ... luations of two hundred plants per sampling unit were performed during cultivation. From the insect counts, the results were input into circular, spherical, pentaspherical, exponential, Gaussian, rational quadratic, cardinal sine, K-Bessel, J-Bessel, and stable semivariogram models via ordinary kriging interpolation and the best model was selected via cross-validation. Each assessment had a particular spatial structure and semivariogram model that best fit the experimental data.
doi:10.4025/actasciagron.v43i1.48310 fatcat:ierrs7hasbgxbcprzm6ww3lil4