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Asian Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 220-225
DOI: 10.3923/ajar.2010.220.225
 
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Potential use of Parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus L.) in Agriculture

Prem Kishor, A.K. Ghosh, Surendra Singh and B.R. Maurya

Abstract:
Parthenium hysterophorus L., being a declared invasive weed is threatening the biodiversity and human health in several areas of India. Several researchers have documented the allelopathic effect of this weed. Therefore, Parthenium management would remain a great concern of the century. However, several studies proposed that Parthenium can be used as a Green manure, compost, biocontrol, soil ameliorate that may improve physical, chemical and biological properties of the soils and is a source of readily available plant micro- and macro-nutrients. Numerous studies revealed that the integrated use of Parthenium in soil modifies the physico-chemical, biological and nutritional quality of the soil. Parthenium has great potentiality in agriculture due to its efficacy in modification of soil health and crop performance. The high concentration of elements (N, P, K, Fe, Mn, Cu and Zn) in composted Parthenium increases the yield of many agricultural crops. An exhaustive review of numerous studies of last two decades took place in this study, which systematically covers the importance, scope and apprehension regarding utilization of Parthenium in agriculture. Parthenium hysterophorus can be used as a bioherbicide. Appreciable quantity of nutrients in Parthenium can be utilized to nourish the crops after composting and a lot of green Parthenium can be destroyed. This suggests that composting of uprooted Parthenium, or use as a green manure and Parthenium extract may reduce its spreading and inhibit the weed growth as well as menace of human health hazards worldwide.
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How to cite this article:

Prem Kishor, A.K. Ghosh, Surendra Singh and B.R. Maurya, 2010. Potential use of Parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus L.) in Agriculture. Asian Journal of Agricultural Research, 4: 220-225.

DOI: 10.3923/ajar.2010.220.225

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajar.2010.220.225

COMMENTS
13 January, 2014
nileshbhai babubhai patel:
i want to know how in matter of Parthenium hysterophorus L.please allow me.
03 November, 2014
Rashmi Dumaru:
Hello Sir,
Being a student of Environmental science, MSc II semester I'm thinking to involved in case study on "Pathenium hysterophorus" as per the requirement of our curriculum.But due to lack of knowledge on it i'm confused whether i should involved in it.so would u please help me on this. I hope for your positive response.
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