IOBC Parthenium Working Group Workshop

         The IOBC Working Group on Biological Control and Management of Parthenium Weed promotes the use of sustainable, environmentally safe, economically feasible and socially acceptable control methods, including biological control, of Parthenium hysterophorus (Asteraceae) in the invasive plant’s introduced range (Africa, Asia, and Australia). In Bengaluru, the workshop will review and discuss the recent developments on control and management of this pernicious weed. The future course of action will also be chalked out. The participants will have a chance to visit field sites around Bengaluru where they can see biocontrol in action.

Lead talk on “Biological control of Parthenium weed: translating Australian success to other countries? – K Dhileepan, Principal Entomologist, Invasive Plant & Animal Science, Biosecurity Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland, Australia"