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Parthenium : Insight into Its Menace & Management

Author Name : M. Mahadevappa


  • Publisher : Studium Press (India) Pvt Ltd
  • Edition : 1st
  • ISBN 13 : 978-93-80012-13-1
  • Page no : 198
  • Publication Year : 2010

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The problem of Parthenium weed has been apparent since more than five decades and is continuing to affect health of humans, animals, flora and environment. It is one of the most defamed terrestrial weed in India. To-day, probably more people are aware of its obnoxious effects and want to eradicate / arrest its menace immediately. Principally, no plant should be eradicated, as the nature's creation has some role to play some time and some where on this planet. hence it is crucial to preserve the plant without allowing it to harm living beings and environment. The subject of this weed is beset with several complexities in its understanding. For example, a few could be very special features of the plant to grow under even harsh environments, with unique ecology, effect on ecosystems and environment, crop communities, human and animal health hazards. This book addresses the issues related to management and control and is hoped to provide practical insights into special features of the weed, wide adaptability, over all strategies for viable and workable policy to contain the weed and minimize the negative effects. It also deals with governmental assistance, research and extension management, need for involvement of civil societies and also assessment of economically feasible options
Title Parthenium : Insight into Its Menace & Management
Table of Content Introduction, The Plant and its Ecology: Botanical Characteristics. Systematic and Eco-morphological characters. Parthenium Biology and Distribution. Chemical composition. Allelopathy and its effects on Plant Species. Growth pattern. Parthenium in Eco-systems. Parthenium in plant community. Parthenium in agricultural waste lands, Use and Misuse/Abuse of Parthenium, Spread of Parthenium, Harmful Effects of Parthenium: Effects on human. Effects on livestock. Effects on agricultural, horticultural and forestry crops. Parthenium pollen and its effects. Pollen allergy studies in wasteland weeds, Methods of Control: Manual method. Chemical Method. Cultural Method. Utilization: Parthenium Composting-Nutrient Composition. Biological Method: Botanical agents: Maintenance of natural biodiversity. Parthenium and Cassia. Research Results. Difficulty in Establishing Botanical Agents. Insect Agents: Pathogens Specific to Parthenium. Epidemiological Basis of Parthenium Allergy. Progress of Efforts to Control Parthenium in Australia. Insects feeding on Parthenium. Effectiveness of releasing Beetle (Zygogramma biocolorata). Controversy over feeding of beetle on sunflower. End of the controversy on feeding potential of Mexican beetle on sunflower. Virus and MLOs. Limitations of Different methods. Integrated Method for Parthenium Weed Management (IPWM): Operational tips for IPWM. Success milestones of Parthenium control by bioagents in Karnataka, Weed Control Act, Coordination of Control Programme: Success stories in Parthenium management. An analysis of the situation. Follow up action, International Conferences on Parthenium Management: First International Conference. Second International Conference. Scope for Further Research: Future Strategy and Options ,Status of Parthenium Growth in Karnataka and Neighbouring States: Effects of the Beetle. Tips for Establishing Biological Control Australian Model, Frequently Asked Questions, Assorted Topics, on Parthenium: Environmental Weeds. Allelopathy. Beneficial Effects for Agriculture. Parthenium Taxonomic Affinities. Parthenium Pest Status. Weeds-A Source of Medicinal Plants in Ayurdeda and it’s Therapeutic Applications, with a Special Note on Ayurvedic Treatment for Parthenium Allergy. Management of Parthenium allergy in Ayurveda. Parthenium An Exotic weed as a Source of Plant Nutrient in Potato Crop. Temporal Variation in Relative Dominace of Parthenium Hysterophorus and its Effect on Native Bio-diversity. Extension Strategies for Integrated management of parthenium, Literature Cited
Page No. 198
Author's Name M. Mahadevappa
Publisher Studium Press (India) Pvt Ltd
Year Of Publication 2010
ISBN 10 No
ISBN 13 978-93-80012-13-1
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Binding type No
Book Size(len) No
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book size(hei) 9.6
Book size width 6.3
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