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The potential of intermittent irrigation for increasing rice yields, lowering water consumption, reducing methane emissions, and controlling malaria in African rice fields.

  title={The potential of intermittent irrigation for increasing rice yields, lowering water consumption, reducing methane emissions, and controlling malaria in African rice fields.},
  author={Jennifer Keiser and J{\"u}rg Utzinger and Burton H. Singer},
  journal={Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association},
  volume={18 4},
Rice production in sub-Saharan Africa has more than doubled in the last 3 decades and the potential to further develop rice-harvested areas is considerable. Several studies have demonstrated that the transformation of arable land into rice irrigation might create suitable habitats for large populations of disease vectors. Prominent among those are anopheline mosquitoes responsible for transmission of malaria. The method of irrigation on an intermittent basis during the rice-cropping calendar… 

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Richness (number of taxa) of aquatic insect communities decreased, but the percentage mosquitoes among insects increased with repeated intermittent irrigation, suggesting Manipulation of rice fields and associated canals as a whole is essential to rice-field mosquito control by water management.