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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 grows on any type of soil and in a wide range of habitats. It affects the production of crops, animals, human and animal health, and biodiversity.

Several characteristics, such as wide adaptability, photo- and thermo-insensitivity, drought tolerance, strong competition and allelopathy, high seed production ability, longevity of seeds in soil seed banks, and small and light seeds that are capable of long distance travel via wind, water, birds, vehicles, farm machinery and other animal traffic, contribute to its rapid introduction world-wide, cutting across national boundaries and climate barriers.

Identification and management

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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
CABI, (2017). Pest Management Decision Guides. CABI. 1 pp. English Language
USDA, (2013). External factsheets. USDA. 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). Posters and Leaflets. CABI. 1 pp. English Language
CABI, (2018). Posters and Leaflets. 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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Adkins, S. W.; Asad Shabbir; Kunjithapatham Dhileepan (2019). Parthenium weed: biology, ecology and management , pp 303-314. CAB International, Wallingford, UK.
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McConnachie, A.; Witt, A. (2019). Parthenium weed: biology, ecology and management , pp 287-302. CAB International, Wallingford, UK.
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Strathie, L. W.; McConnachie, A. J. (2019). Parthenium weed: biology, ecology and management , pp 264-286. CAB International, Wallingford, UK.
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Shi BoYang; Tang SaiChun; Nguyen Thi Lan Thi; Kunjithapatham Dhileepan (2019). Parthenium weed: biology, ecology and management , pp 253-263. CAB International, Wallingford, UK.

Latest news

Publisher - Mongabay.com 07:00 AM - 18 March, 2019 (Search term - parthenium hysterophorus)
Publisher - Technology Times Pakistan 08:00 AM - 28 December, 2018 (Search term - parthenium hysterophorus)

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