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Weed management: a case study from north-west Pakistan

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Abstract

Alien and exotic plant invasions are threatening the floral diversity around the globe and affect ecological processes. Weed invasion has been documented in North-West Pakistan. A total of 16 weeds were reported as invasive. These were Xanthium strumarium, Ipomoea eriocarpa, Alternanthera pungens, Trianthema portulacastrum, Tagetes minuta, Imperata cylindrica, Amaranthus hybridus subsp. hybridus, Robinia pseudo-acacia, Broussonetia papyrifera, Ailanthus altissima, Pistia stratiotes, Phragmites australis, Parthenium hysterophorus, Cannabis sativa, Galium aparine and Emex spinosus. Among these Robinia pseudo-acacia, Broussonetia papyrifera and Ailanthus altissima are trees and were purposely introduced as they later became invasive. They were aggressive in nature and replaced or suppressed the local vegetation. Their distribution, history of invasion and management has been discussed here. The behaviour and association of the 36 problem weeds with different crops has also been outlined as they perspired from the farmers. (author)
Authors:
Marwat, K B; Hashim, S; Ali, H [1] 
  1. KPK Agriculture University, Peshawar (Pakistan). Dept. of Weed Science
Publication Date:
Dec 15, 2010
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Pakistan Journal of Botany; Journal Volume: 42; Journal Issue: SI
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; PAKISTAN; WEEDS; ASIA; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; PLANTS
OSTI ID:
21450240
Country of Origin:
Pakistan
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0556-3321; TRN: PK1100310045145
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 341-353
Announcement Date:
Jul 07, 2011

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Citation Formats

Marwat, K B, Hashim, S, and Ali, H. Weed management: a case study from north-west Pakistan. Pakistan: N. p., 2010. Web.
Marwat, K B, Hashim, S, & Ali, H. Weed management: a case study from north-west Pakistan. Pakistan.
Marwat, K B, Hashim, S, and Ali, H. 2010. "Weed management: a case study from north-west Pakistan." Pakistan.
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title = {Weed management: a case study from north-west Pakistan}
author = {Marwat, K B, Hashim, S, and Ali, H}
abstractNote = {Alien and exotic plant invasions are threatening the floral diversity around the globe and affect ecological processes. Weed invasion has been documented in North-West Pakistan. A total of 16 weeds were reported as invasive. These were Xanthium strumarium, Ipomoea eriocarpa, Alternanthera pungens, Trianthema portulacastrum, Tagetes minuta, Imperata cylindrica, Amaranthus hybridus subsp. hybridus, Robinia pseudo-acacia, Broussonetia papyrifera, Ailanthus altissima, Pistia stratiotes, Phragmites australis, Parthenium hysterophorus, Cannabis sativa, Galium aparine and Emex spinosus. Among these Robinia pseudo-acacia, Broussonetia papyrifera and Ailanthus altissima are trees and were purposely introduced as they later became invasive. They were aggressive in nature and replaced or suppressed the local vegetation. Their distribution, history of invasion and management has been discussed here. The behaviour and association of the 36 problem weeds with different crops has also been outlined as they perspired from the farmers. (author)}
journal = {Pakistan Journal of Botany}
issue = {SI}
volume = {42}
place = {Pakistan}
year = {2010}
month = {Dec}
}