Integrated weed management of medicinal plants in India uri icon


  • The present as well as future need is to diversify the agro-ecosystem and to minimize or overcome the bad effects of global warming and climate change. Medicinal plants survive very well in the current scheme of crop diversification in various types of agro-climatic conditions of India. Agronomists are posed with challenge of scientifically fitting most suitable medicinal plants in different ago-climatic regions. Among the losses caused by different pests in the agriculture, the weeds account for about 45% and it may be more or less equal in the case of medicinal plants. Integrated weed management increases the factor productivity, income of the farmer, quality of produce and is eco-friendly in nature. By taking examples of two important medicinal plants viz. Satawar (Asparagus racemosus Willd.) and Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata Nees.), the present review discusses the different methods of weed management and how they may be integrated to develop new paradigm as an integrated weed management

publication date

  • 2012