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Managing parthenium weed across diverse landscapes: prospects and limitations

Dhileepan, K. (2009) Managing parthenium weed across diverse landscapes: prospects and limitations. In: Management of invasive weeds. Chapter 12. Springer Science, pp. 227-260.

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9202-2_12

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Abstract

Parthenium is a weed of global significance affecting many countries in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Islands. Parthenium causes severe human and animal health problems, agricultural losses as well as serious environmental problems. Management options for parthenium include chemical, physical, legislative, fire, mycoherbicides, agronomic practices, competitive displacement and classical biological control. The ability of parthenium to grow in a wide range of habitats, its persistent seed bank, and its allelopathic potential make its management difficult. No single management option would be adequate to manage parthenium across all habitats, and there is a need to integrate various management options (e.g. grazing management, competitive displacement, cultural practices) with classical biological control as a core management option.

Item Type:Book Section
Corporate Creators:QPIF
Additional Information:© Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Keywords:Biodiversity; biological control; biological invasions; integrated weed management; management of exotic invaders; Parthenium hysterophorus.
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection
Science > Invasive Species > Plants > Integrated weed control
Plant pests and diseases > Weeds, parasitic plants etc
Deposited On:12 Jun 2009 05:44
Last Modified:05 Apr 2011 05:26

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