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Research Journal of Botany
  Year: 2016 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 1-3 | Page No.: 25-32
DOI: 10.3923/rjb.2016.25.32
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Management of Horse Purslane (Trianthema portulacastrum L.): An Overview

Vikas Kumar and Kamal Rai Aneja

Trianthema portulacastrum L. (Horse purslane) is an annual broadleaf troublesome weed of tropical and subtropical areas throughout the world. In India, it has been observed as a problematic weed in many states. Remarkable biological and ecological behavior of this weed has enabled its easy and rapid spread and naturalization in a wide range of habitats. Various pre and post-emergence herbicides are used for controlling this weed. With increasing global concern about pesticide residues in the biosphere and public demand for pesticide free-food, alternative pesticides, such as bioherbicides are becoming important. Presently, there are over 17 mycoherbicides against different weeds, which are commercially being used in the developed countries. Of these, 8 are registered in the USA, 4 in Canada, 2 in South Africa and 1 each in Netherland, Japan and China. A total of 9 fungal pathogens have been reported on this weed around the globe. Of these, Gibbago trianthemae has the potential to be developed as a mycoherbicide of horse purslane in the USA and India. In this study, attempts have been made to present distribution, menace and management of horse purslane, a notorious agricultural weed by mechanical, chemical and bioherbicidal means.
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Vikas Kumar and Kamal Rai Aneja, 2016. Management of Horse Purslane (Trianthema portulacastrum L.): An Overview. Research Journal of Botany, 11: 25-32.

DOI: 10.3923/rjb.2016.25.32






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