CABI Book Chapter
Parthenium weed: biology, ecology and management.
DescriptionThis book has been a collective effort by 26 members of the International Parthenium Weed Network, which is an International network of expert volunteers devoted to creating awareness about the parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) threat, and to sharing information on how to reduce its adverse impacts upon agro-ecosystems, the environment and human health. The book builds on a fundamental un...
Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)
An introduction to the 'demon plant' parthenium weed.Research on parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is in progress in many countries, including Australia, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka and Nepal. This book, with contributions from expert researchers with extensive involvement in parthenium weed research from these countries, has collected and synthesized existing knowledge on parthenium weed in 16 chapters covering aspects of: (i) biology; (ii) ecology; (iii) genetics; (iv) introduction histories; (v) geographical distribution; (vi) the impact on agriculture, natural forests and the environment of protected areas; (vii) allelopathy; (viii) impacts on human and animal health; (ix) potential uses; and (x) management strategies, including chemical, cultural and biological control methods. The book also provides current distribution records/status of the weed, along with future risks of spread based on climate change. There are dedicated chapters on the current status of parthenium weed problems in Australia and the Pacific, Southern Asia, East and South-east Asia, North Africa and the Middle East, and southern Africa. All chapters have relevant photos and figures included to make the reading interesting. This is the first book on parthenium weed under the CABI invasive species series. The book will be of immense value to all countries with a parthenium problem, which will benefit by sharing knowledge and experience.
Other chapters from this book
|Chapter: 2 (Page no: 7)||Biology and ecology. Author(s): Adkins, S. W., McClay, A., Bajwa, A. A.|
|Chapter: 3 (Page no: 40)||Spread. Author(s): Asad Shabbir, McConnachie, A., Adkins, S. W.|
|Chapter: 4 (Page no: 57)||Interference and impact of parthenium weed on agriculture. Author(s): Bajwa, A. A., Asad Shabbir, Adkins, S. W.|
|Chapter: 5 (Page no: 79)||Impacts on the environment. Author(s): Witt, A., Belgeri, A.|
|Chapter: 6 (Page no: 105)||Impact of parthenium weed on human and animal health. Author(s): Allan, S., Shi BoYang, Adkins, S. W.|
|Chapter: 7 (Page no: 131)||Biological control. Author(s): Dhileepan, K., McFadyen, R., Strathie, L., Naeem Khan|
|Chapter: 8 (Page no: 157)||Management: physical, cultural, chemical. Author(s): Campbell, S. D., Vogler, W. D., Tamado Tana|
|Chapter: 9 (Page no: 177)||Coordination of management. Author(s): Asad Shabbir, Sushilkumar, Macdonald, I. A. W., Terblanche, C.|
|Chapter: 10 (Page no: 190)||Parthenium weed: uses and abuses. Author(s): Nimal Chandrasena, Rao, A. N.|
|Chapter: 11 (Page no: 212)||History and management - Australia and Pacific. Author(s): McFadyen, R., Kunjithapatham Dhileepan, Day, M.|
|Chapter: 12 (Page no: 231)||History and management - Southern Asia. Author(s): Asad Shabbir, Shrestha, B. B., Ali, M. H., Adkins, S. W.|
|Chapter: 13 (Page no: 253)||History and management in East and South-east Asia. Author(s): Shi BoYang, Tang SaiChun, Nguyen Thi Lan Thi, Kunjithapatham Dhileepan|
|Chapter: 14 (Page no: 264)||History and management - Southern Africa and western Indian Ocean islands. Author(s): Strathie, L. W., McConnachie, A. J.|
|Chapter: 15 (Page no: 287)||History and management - East and North Africa, and the Middle East. Author(s): McConnachie, A., Witt, A.|
|Chapter: 16 (Page no: 303)||Conclusions. Author(s): Adkins, S. W., Asad Shabbir, Kunjithapatham Dhileepan|