Parthenium hysterophorus L. (Asteraceae) is a neotropical invasive weed of both agricultural and urban land throughout India, which also constitutes a serious health hazard due to its allergenic properties. The project purpose was to promote the use of fungal biocontrol agents as an economic, safe and sustainable strategy for management of this weed in order to increase crop production and decrease health problems.
Evans, H.; Seier, M.; Harvey, J.; Djeddour, D.; Aneja, K.; Doraiswamy, S.; Kauraw, L.; Singh, S.; Kumar, P. Developing strategies for the control of Parthenium weed in India using fungal pathogens. RNRRS Project Final Technical Report. (2000) 94 pp.