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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
CABI,Nepal Plant Quarantine and Pesticide Management Centre, (2019). Pest Management Decision Guides. CABI. 1 pp. Nepali Language
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

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

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

Thorat, R. H.; Pillai, S. G. (2019). Flora and Fauna (Jhansi) 25(2), pp 153-154. International Research Journal, Flora and Fauna, Jhansi, India.
Panda Priyam; Nigam Amrita; Pratap, R. G. (2019). Phytopathogenic Mollicutes 9(2), pp 295-301. Technology Society of Basic and Applied Sciences, New Delhi, India.
Naila Inayat; Zahir Muhammad; Rasool Khan; Quradha, M. M.; Rehman Ullah; Abdul Majeed (2019). Turkish Journal of Weed Science 22(2), pp 153-157. Gaziosmanpașa Üniversitesi Matbaası, Tokat, Turkey.
Anjum, M. Z.; Ghazanfar, M. U.; Hayat, S. (2019). Pakistan Journal of Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Veterinary Sciences 35(1), pp 34-38. Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan.

Latest news

Publisher - Mirage News 07:13 AM - 29 May, 2020 (Search term - parthenium hysterophorus)
Publisher - Boorowa News 08:00 AM - 11 May, 2020 (Search term - parthenium hysterophorus)



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