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 4 (Page no: 57)
Interference and impact of parthenium weed on agriculture.This chapter provides details on how parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) interferes with and negatively affects: (i) crop production, including grain, horticultural, vegetable, fibre and field crops, as well as agroforestry; (ii) farm animal production, including pastures, fodder crops and meat production; and (iii) the socio-economic aspects of agriculture. A comprehensive discussion on the different aspects of the impacts will be presented to highlight the magnitude of the problem. This chapter not only provides a thorough literature review of the problems caused by parthenium weed invasion but also gives an insight into the broader subject of weed invasion biology and management. The quantitative and qualitative descriptions of different negative impacts of this particular weed on agricultural production will help to devise sustainable and improved management strategies for the future.
Other chapters from this book
|Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1)||An introduction to the 'demon plant' parthenium weed. Author(s): Adkins, S. W., Asad Shabbir, Dhileepan, K.|
|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: 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|