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Welcome to the parthenium weed portal. Parthenium hysterophorus is an annual herb that aggressively colonises disturbed sites. Native to southern United States, Mexico and Central and South America, it has been accidentally introduced into several countries and has become a serious agricultural and rangeland weed in parts of Australia, Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands. It affects the production of crops and livestock, human and animal health, and biodiversity.

This portal contains a selection of news, research, practical extension materials, videos and other resources on parthenium weed. Below is a sample of the resources available. To see the full list, click the ‘see more’ links below, or enter "parthenium weed" or "Parthenium hysterophorus" in the site search above. 

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Identification and management

Parthenium hysterophorus is an annual herb that aggressively colonizes disturbed sites. It is considered as one of the ‘100 most invasive species in the...

Management Factsheets
Northern Territory Government, (2020). External factsheets. Northern Territory Government. unpaginated English Language
CABI,Nepal Plant Quarantine and Pesticide Management Centre, (2019). Pest Management Decision Guides. CABI. 1 pp. Nepali Language

Identification guides
New South Wales Local Land Services. Identification guides. New South Wales Government. 2 pp. English Language
Wagner, W. L.,Herbst, D. R.,Lorence, D. H.. Identification guides. Smithsonian Institution. 1 pp. English Language

Posters and Leaflets
CABI, (2018). External factsheets. CABI. 1 pp. English Language
CABI, (2018). External factsheets. CABI. 1 pp. English Language

Witt, A., (2017). Guide to the naturalized and invasive plants of Southeast Asia. CABI. vi + 207 pp. English Language
Witt, A., (2017). Guide to the naturalized and invasive plants of Laikipia. CABI. vi + 178 pp. English Language

Latest research articles from CAB Abstracts

Mubshar Hussain; Shah, S. N. A.; Muhammad Naeem; Farooq, S.; Jabran, K.; Saleh Alfarraj (2022). PLoS ONE 17(4) Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA.
Ankita Dubey; Kundan Kumar; Tantravahi Srinivasan; Anil Kondreddy; Kumar, K. R. R. (2022). Heliyon 8(7) Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Putri, W. E. (2022). IOP Conference Series : Earth and Environmental Science 978 IOP Publishing Ltd, Bristol, UK.

Latest news

03:02 PM - 19 August, 2022
Publisher - The New Indian Express 01:33 AM - 10 August, 2022 (Search term - parthenium hysterophorus)
Publisher - 08:00 AM - 21 July, 2022 (Search term - parthenium hysterophorus)



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