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Role of Allelopathy for Suppression of Parthenium hysterophorus: A Review

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Muhammad Ahsan Jamil1, Ali Ahmad1,*, Shoaib Naeem2, Zohaib Kaleem3, Manzar Ali Abid4, Tanveer Abbas1

1Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, 38000, Pakistan.

2Agriculture Officer (Extension) Mitha Tiwana, Office of Assistant Director Agriculture (Extension) Khushab, 41000, Pakistan. 

3Department of Botany, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, 38000, Pakistan.

4Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, 38000, Pakistan.

*Corresponding author: Ali Ahmad


Gajjar grass, Parthenium hysterophorus L., from the family Asteraceae (tribe: Heliantheae), is a vertical and densely branched annual herb well-known for its environmental, medical, and agricultural hazard. It is thought to have been familiarized into India and Australia from North America and in the previous few years the weed has appeared as the utmost distressing weed in Africa, Asia, and Australia. Many scientists employed biological methods like insects, fungi, trees and crop plants which were creating harm to P. hysterphorus, but found the allelopathy as the most efficient method to control the parthenium as well as other weeds. Scientists are doing experiments to use allelopathic potential of plants for weed management. It has been shown in researches that the extracts and residues of many allelopathic plant species (herbs, grasses and trees) effectively reduce the germination and growth of parthenium. The purpose of this review is to summarize all the general information about biological management of this noxious weed. Parthenium control has been attempted using a variety of methods, but no sole administration choice would be suitable to cope Parthenium, and there is a need to assimilate numerous management choices. The only way to successfully manage this weed is through a comprehensive mechanism that includes bio-control as a major component.


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How to cite this paper

Role of Allelopathy for Suppression of Parthenium hysterophorus: A Review

How to cite this paper: Muhammad Ahsan Jamil, Ali Ahmad, Shoaib Naeem, Zohaib Kaleem, Manzar Ali Abid, Tanveer Abbas. (2021) Role of Allelopathy for Suppression of Parthenium hysterophorus: A Review. International Journal of Food Science and Agriculture5(3), 376-380.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijfsa.2021.09.006

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