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Cord The Distribution, Importance, Biology And Control Of Chromolaena Odorata (L.) K & R.A. Major Weed Species Of Coconut Plantatiom In Sri Lanka

Chromolaena odorata (1.) K. & R. is a tropical peren­nial weed species qf the Asteraceae family that has be­come a serious problem in coconut plantations in Sri Lanka and in the tropics of Asia and Africa. The history of distribution, habitat and economic importance is summarized The botanical features and seed biology of this species are presented in this review Finally in­formation on the control measures such as mechanical, cultural, chemical and biological methods is discussed.

 


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