The telemetric tracking of wild boar as a tool for field crops damage limitation
J. Jarolímek, J. Vaněk, M. Ježek, J. Masner, M. Stočeshttps://doi.org/10.17221/462/2014-PSECitation:Jarolímek J., Vaněk J., Ježek M., Masner J., Stočes M. (2014): The telemetric tracking of wild boar as a tool for field crops damage limitation. Plant Soil Environ., 60: 418-425.
The article presents the possibilities of visual and statistical outputs from the telemetric tracking of game: activity data, heat map, home regions, movement routes and the points of occurrence. Nowadays the methods of the telemetric tracking of game are also used for finding the best ways to eliminate damage caused by wild boar generally, and field crops damage specifically. From telemetrically gained data it is possible to study the local habits of wild boar and their preference of crops and cultivars in various periods. On the basis of this knowledge it is possible to implement the necessary agrotechnical measures. The pilot processing and verification is run on the portal Zvěř (game) online (http://zver.agris.cz/). Currently there are 11 wild boars marked and tracked. The public part of portal is used for the basic presentation of data; in the non-public part the data of private subjects (agricultural companies and hunting organizations) that are not interested in public presentation are processed in the same way. In this way there is at disposal an integral system of wild boar tracking: capturing, marking, data collection, processing and presentation. This system can be used by research institutions, farmers and hunters.Keywords:
Sus scrofa; GPS; maps; visualization; maize (Zea mays); rape (Brasica napus)