Competitive displacement of parthenium weed with beneficial native and introduced pasture plants in central Queensland, Australia

Khan, Naeem, O'Donnell, Chris, Shabbir, Asad and Adkins, Steve W. (2010). Competitive displacement of parthenium weed with beneficial native and introduced pasture plants in central Queensland, Australia. In: S. M. Zydenbos, Proceedings of the Seventeenth Australasian Weed Conference (2010) - New Frontiers in New Zealand: Together we can beat the weeds. Seventeenth Australasian Weed Conference (2010), Christchurch, New Zealand, (131-134). 26-30 September 2010.

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Author Khan, Naeem
O'Donnell, Chris
Shabbir, Asad
Adkins, Steve W.
Title of paper Competitive displacement of parthenium weed with beneficial native and introduced pasture plants in central Queensland, Australia
Conference name Seventeenth Australasian Weed Conference (2010)
Conference location Christchurch, New Zealand
Conference dates 26-30 September 2010
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Seventeenth Australasian Weed Conference (2010) - New Frontiers in New Zealand: Together we can beat the weeds
Place of Publication Christchurch, New Zealand
Publisher New Zealand Plant Protection Society
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor S. M. Zydenbos
Start page 131
End page 134
Total pages 4
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Parthenium weed ( Parthenium hysterophorus
L.) is an annual broadleaf invasive weed from
the Asteraceae family. It is a threat to the pasture
lands of central Queensland and has the potential to
convert much traditional pasture land into partheniumdominated
communities. This study was initiated to
identify beneficial pasture plants that may be able to
competitively displace parthenium weed from the presently
infested areas. Initial trials were undertaken in the
glasshouse to select plants to be further tested at two
parthenium-infested field sites in central Queensland.
In the glasshouse an addition series competition trial,
in several steps, was run with 20 selected grasses and
legume species. Ten species were selected and were
further tested in the field under natural conditions.
Purple pigeon grass, guinea grass, buffel grass, Indian
bluegrass, bull Mitchell grass, Kangaroo grass, pitted
bluegrass and hoop Mitchell grass were all ranked as
strong displacement plants in the glasshouse trial. In
the field purple pigeon grass, buffel grass, butterfly
pea, Kangaroo grass and bull Mitchell grass were
all determined to be useful at displacing parthenium
weed at the Injune site, while Rhodes grass, buffel
grass, Queensland bluegrass and butterfly pea were all
shown to do the same at the Monto site. These findings
indicate that selected pasture species are likely
to be a useful part of an integrated management plan
for parthenium weed in the infested regions of central
Queensland.
Keyword Parthenium weed
Competitive plants
Glasshouse and field trials
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published under Parthenium

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