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Parthenium weed portal

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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, animals, human and animal health, and biodiversity.

This portal contains a wide range of news, research, practical extension materials, videos and other resources on Parthenium. 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. 

The information comes from many organisations and sources. If you have resources that you would like included, please contact isc@cabi.org.

Identification and management

Datasheet
P. hysterophorus is an annual herb that aggressively colonises disturbed sites. It is considered as one of the ‘100 most invasive species in the world’...

Management Factsheets
Saha, D.,Marble, C.,Stamps, R. H.,Steed, S.,Boyd, N. S., (2018). External factsheets. University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. 6 pp. English Language
CABI, (2015). Video factsheets. CABI. unpaginated English Language

Identification guides
Brisbane City Council, (2018). Identification guides. Brisbane City Council. 1 pp. English Language
Queensland Government, (2016). Identification guide. Queensland Government. 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

Manuals
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

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Sepúlveda-Robles, O.; Espinoza-Gutiérrez, B.; Gomez-Verjan, J. C.; Guzmán-Gutiérrez, S. L.; Ita, M. de; Silva-Miranda, M.; Espitia-Pinzón, C. I.; Fernández-Ramírez, F.; Herrera-Salazar, A.; Mata-Rocha, M.; Ortega-Hernández, A.; Reyes-Chilpa, R. (2019). Food and Chemical Toxicology 125, pp 55-61. Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK.
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Mersie, W.; Alemayehu, L.; Strathie, L.; McConnachie, A.; Shitaye Terefe; Mulugeta Negeri; Kassahun Zewdie (2019). Biocontrol Science and Technology 29(3), pp 239-251. Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK.
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Patel, A. K.; Vipin Singh; Priya Patel; Bhupendra Kumar; Dinesh Kumar (2019). Biocontrol Science and Technology 29(2), pp 201-205. Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK.
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Holkar, S. K.; Bikash Mandal; Reddy, M. K.; Jain, R. K. (2019). Crop Protection 117, pp 52-62. Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK.

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Videos

Invasive Africa: Parthenium
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