This paper is published in Volume-4, Issue-1, 2018
Area
Environmental Sciences/Conservation Biology
Author
Dr. Kirandeep K. Dhami
Org/Univ
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Pub. Date
24 January, 2018
Paper ID
V4I1-1243
Publisher
Keywords
Terrestrial Invasive, Ageratum Conyzoides, Parthenium Hysterophorus , Punjab (India)

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Dr. Kirandeep K. Dhami. The Terrestrial Alien Invasives of Family Asteraceae in Punjab (India) and their Ecology, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Dr. Kirandeep K. Dhami (2018). The Terrestrial Alien Invasives of Family Asteraceae in Punjab (India) and their Ecology. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 4(1) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Dr. Kirandeep K. Dhami. "The Terrestrial Alien Invasives of Family Asteraceae in Punjab (India) and their Ecology." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 4.1 (2018). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Punjab, a northwestern state of India, is one of the main agricultural states of the country which produces wheat, rice, and sugarcane in massive scale every year. The state is rich in terms of biological diversity. However, the invasion of alien species is posing a risk not only to the community composition but also to the agricultural economy of the state. Among several terrestrial invasives of India, mainly two species of family Asteraceae, Ageratum conizoides, and Parthenium hysterophorus that are native to South America, are considered as the most obnoxious weeds to agriculture, ecology, and economy of the state of Punjab. These alien invasives are known for their persistence, adaptability, competitive exclusion and reproductive capabilities. All of these unique characteristics have made these species establish successfully in this new ecological region outside their native ranges.
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