Parthenium Weed: Biology, Ecology and Management

Parthenium Weed: Biology, Ecology and Management
Steve Adkins; Asad Shabbir and Kunjithapatham Dhileepan
Plant Sciences
Cabi Publishing
It explores the most important aspects of the biology, ecology and management of what has been called “the world’s worst weed”. Originally regarded as a major weed in Australia, and India, Parthenium weed is now widespread in around 48 countries in Africa, Asia and the South Pacific, and has the potential to spread to new countries in Africa, Asia and parts of Europe. This book is a collective effort by 27 members of the International Parthenium Weed Network, and covers research and knowledge gaps for different coutries. It covers the weed’s mode of spread, its impacts upon agricultural production, the environment and human health, its management using biological control, cultural, physical, and chemical approaches. It also considers the coordination of its management, possible uses, its present distribution and impacts of climate change. Key Features: Detailed analysis of Parthenium biology; Coverage of experiences worldwide; Explains practical management options. Primary Audience: who will want to buy this book?: Graduate students and researchers in universities and institutes in plant ecology, botany, agriculture, conservation and restoration ecology.
E-ISBN: 9781780645261 ISBN: 9781780645254