The management of terrestrial weed is of great concern for the scientific community as these weeds cause adverse effect in different ecosystems like forest, agriculture and urban. The widespread of these weeds by their adaptive capability and morphological advancement is difficult to control. Parthenium hysterophorous, Lantana camara, Saccharum spontaneum, Ageratum conyzoides are the weeds that spread all over the world. There are various management practices employed for the control of this weeds.

Nearly 4.25 million hectares are under threat from the deadly weed parthenium, which, if controlled, can raise India

One of the world's seven most notorious weeds, parthenium has dominated five million hectares in India. Biocontrol agents could help, says Rohini Rangarajan

Studies conducted on parthenium in the Cancer Research Institute, Mumbai indicate that parthenin, the principle component of the grass, might possess anti-cancer properties. The plant is already part of folk remedies for certain skin afflictions, fever, anaemia and dysentery. parthenium is used as firewood as well as green manure in agricultural fields. However, its usefulness is far outweighed

Agents to control this dreaded weed work well in labs, need to be taken to fields congress grass or parthenium, a native of tropical America, came to India accidentally in 1955. A rapidly growing invasive species, this grass competes well for nutrients and space and reproduces fast. One of the world

Courtesy earthworms, hair, weed easily converted to manure in 2003, the government ordered the closure of several hair processing units, which made wigs, in Karnataka because of pollution. Burning of hair resulted in toxic elements, which caused allergies. The problem with human hair is it takes hundreds of years to decompose (see

A weed which was carried into India from the United States has spread within a decade across a thousand miles of the country from Bangalore in the south to Kashmir in the north. This prolific plant, Parthenium hysterophorus, has brought with it a near epidemic of contact dermatitis. The outbreak is so serious that the Indian Department of Science and Technology held a meeting to see what can be done to eradicate this unwelcome intruder.

on health grounds: The Karnataka government plans to use Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd's (KICL) pipeline from Kudremukh to Mangalore for supplying water to Dakshin Kannada and Udipi districts. The