Abating Parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus L.) Damage in Eastern Africa Using Integrated Cultural and Biological Control Measures
Virginia State University
Makerere University, PAMS Foundation (Tanzania); East African Herbarium (Kenya); Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Haramaya University (HU), Mekelle University (MU) (Ethiopia); University of Queensland (Australia); Agricultural Research Council Plant Protection Research Institute (ARC-PPRI) (South Africa)
Wondi Mersie; Kassahun Zewdie; Emily Wabuyele; Krissie Clark; Jenipher Bisikwa
Parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus), a native plant of tropical and sub-tropical South and North America, is a noxious invasive weed in Eastern Africa. It adversely affects food security, biodiversity, and human as well as livestock health. The objective of this project is to develop an integrated weed management system that reduces the adverse impact of parthenium on humans, crops, livestock and plant biodiversity in the East African region.
Develop management techniques to slow the spread of parthenium in East Africa using approved biocontrol agents