Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Beneficial and harmful effects of Asclepias syriaca and possibilities of control.

Abstract

In recent decades, invasive weeds have become a huge problem, both in na- tural ecosystems Where they adversely afiect the present flora, and on agricultural land, Where they become dominant weeds, difiicult to control in a short period Of time. One of these weeds is Asclepias syriaca. It is Widespread in Vojvodina and beyond, posing a huge problem for farmers When it spreads 0n the field where it is difficult to suppress it by chemical measures. The most effective ways to control this weed is Chemical control With glyphosate 0r 2,4-D herbicides in the early growth stage, and mechanical control through constant pulling and mowing. However, the most effective way to control A. syriaca is through the combination of chemical and mechanical control measures. Although extremely harmful, this weed has the potential to find practical application in the control of some other weed species and phytopathogenic microorganisms.