Biology, ecology and management of the invasive parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus L.)

Adkins, Steve and Shabbir, Asad (2014) Biology, ecology and management of the invasive parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus L.). Pest Management Science, 70 7: 1023-1029. doi:10.1002/ps.3708


Author Adkins, Steve
Shabbir, Asad
Title Biology, ecology and management of the invasive parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus L.)
Formatted title
Biology, ecology and management of the invasive parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus L.)
Journal name Pest Management Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1526-498X
1526-4998
Publication date 2014-01-15
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ps.3708
Open Access Status
Volume 70
Issue 7
Start page 1023
End page 1029
Total pages 7
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus L.) is one of the most aggressive invasive weeds, threatening natural ecosystems and agroecosystems in over 30 countries worldwide. Parthenium weed causes losses of crops and pastures, degrading the biodiversity of natural plant communities, causing human and animal health hazards and resulting in serious economic losses to people and their interests in many countries around the globe. Several of its biological and ecological attributes contribute towards its invasiveness. Various management approaches (namely cultural, mechanical, chemical and biological control) have been used to minimise losses caused by this weed, but most of these approaches are ineffective and uneconomical and/or have limitations. Although chemical control using herbicides and biological control utilising exotic insects and pathogens have been found to contribute to the management of the weed, the weed nevertheless remains a significant problem. An integrated management approach is proposed here for the effective management of parthenium weed on a sustainable basis. 
Keyword Integrated weed management
Invasive alien plants
Control
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Official 2015 Collection
 
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Created: Thu, 20 Mar 2014, 17:30:58 EST by Professor Steve Adkins on behalf of Qld Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation