Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Biological application of Parthenium hysterophorus L. on a pest "pink hibiscus mealybug" - a new reflection.

Abstract

Biological application of Parthenium hysterophorus L. on a pest "Pink Hibiscus Mealbug" has been studied in the way of control the natural enemies "a weed & a pest". Parthenium hysterophorus L. of family Asteraceae world's seven most devasting and hazardous weed produces allelochemical that exerts detrimental physiological effect on other organisms. The plantis annual, exotic alien weed and suspected to have sneaked into India along with wheat imported from the USA under PL480 scheme sometimes in early fifties. It is highly resistant and capable of growing anywhere causing various problems to human health, agriculture, livestock production, environment and biodiversity. The word "Parthenium derived from latin word "parthenice" meaning medical uses. As Parthenium is well documented for its insecticidal, nematicidal and herbicidal properties, a recent approach to control Parthenium is control "through its application". Its large-scale utilization may be an effective method. So, an attempt has been made to protect plant infected with serious pest from these dreaded weeds and alternative purpose for human welfare.