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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i> seed production.

This chapter describes the principles and practices of Apiaceae seed production. While much of the information presented relates directly to carrot seed production, it is also relevant to production of most other Apiaceae seed crops. Where possible, information and examples from other crops have...

Author(s)
Spurr, C. J.; Lucas, A. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrated weed management in carrot.

This chapter describes the effects of weed interference in carrot and suggests non-chemical (including crop rotations and systems, planting timing, false sowing, use of competitive varieties, mechanical or physical method, flame weeding, reduced tillage, cover crops and mulch, and hand weeding) and ...

Author(s)
Colquhoun, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cultural systems.

This chapter focuses on the major strawberry cultural systems employed across the world. Different cultural practices such as preplant fumigation, planting dates, plant sources, mulch, bed height and spacing, irrigation, nutrition, weed control, renovation, cover crops, tunnels and forcing systems, ...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242270)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Management: physical, cultural, chemical.

The ecology of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus), particularly its persistent soil seed bank, the multiple dispersal mechanisms and the ability to reach reproductive maturity quickly, allows it to persist in areas following initial control activities. To attain the desired level of...

Author(s)
Campbell, S. D.; Vogler, W. D.; Tamado Tana
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant vitality: will 'superweeds' strangle our future?

This chapter focuses on the history of weed control, together with the development and rapid increase in the use of herbicides. Information on the development of herbicide resistance in weeds are presented and efforts to gain a sense of the scope of the problem and identify ways to help understand...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An introduction to the 'demon plant' parthenium weed.

Research on parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is in progress in many countries, including Australia, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka and Nepal. This book, with contributions from expert researchers with extensive involvement in parthenium weed research ...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; Asad Shabbir; Dhileepan, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control.

Parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is susceptible to herbivory, but there are no herbivores or pathogens in the introduced ranges that are known to exert any critical impact on parthenium weed. Classical biological control, using host-specific (highly selective) natural enemies introduced...

Author(s)
Dhileepan, K.; McFadyen, R.; Strathie, L.; Naeem Khan
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History and management - Southern Asia.

In Southern Asia, parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is now present in most countries, including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan. Although there are no confirmed reports of its presence in Afghanistan or Maldives, it is highly likely that it is present in...

Author(s)
Asad Shabbir; Shrestha, B. B.; Ali, M. H.; Adkins, S. W.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for History and management in East and South-east Asia.

In East and South-east Asia, parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) has invaded many countries, including Vietnam in 1922, Southern China in 1926, Japan in 1972, Taiwan in 1988, Korea in 1993, a new second introduction has been identified in Northern China (Shandong Province) in 2004, and it...

Author(s)
Shi BoYang; Tang SaiChun; Nguyen Thi Lan Thi; Kunjithapatham Dhileepan
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for History and management - Southern Africa and western Indian Ocean islands.

Parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) has been recorded in the Southern African countries of South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and most recently Botswana, and the western Indian Ocean islands of Madagascar, Mauritius including Rodrigues, as well as RĂ©union, Seychelles, Comoros,...

Author(s)
Strathie, L. W.; McConnachie, A. J.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter

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