Harmful and beneficial aspects of Parthenium hysterophorus: an update

  title={Harmful and beneficial aspects of Parthenium hysterophorus: an update},
  author={Seema Patel},
  booktitle={3 Biotech},
Parthenium hysterophorus is a noxious weed in America, Asia, Africa and Australia. This weed is considered to be a cause of allergic respiratory problems, contact dermatitis, mutagenicity in human and livestock. Crop production is drastically reduced owing to its allelopathy. Also aggressive dominance of this weed threatens biodiversity. Eradication of P. hysterophorus by burning, chemical herbicides, eucalyptus oil and biological control by leaf-feeding beetle, stem-galling moth, stem-boring… CONTINUE READING
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