‘Herbicide not a long-term solution’


  • Nation Premium
  • Monday, 15 Dec 2014

PETALING JAYA: As the Agriculture Department shifts into high gear in locating and eradicating the invasive weed Parthenium hysterophorus, some quarters have warned the authorities against relying too heavily on herbicides.

Universiti Putra Malaysia’s Dean of the Agriculture Faculty Professor Dr Abdul Shukor Juraimi said herbicides were not an effective method for the long-term as P. hysterophorus could develop resistance to the chemicals used.

Article type: metered
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Environment , weedkiller

   

Next In Nation

Over RM134,000 worth of drugs seized following arrest of three in Bukit Mertajam Premium
Selangor Sultan confers state awards on 57 recipients Premium
Covid-19 Watch: 5,097 new cases bring total to 2,619,577 Premium
Sabah tourism ministry to probe allegations of illegal tour packages, price manipulation Premium
RM25mil for Kota belud development this year, says CM Premium
Cops raid online gambling call centre in Jalan Kuching Premium
Muhyiddin: Bersatu will not contest in Sarawak, will instead support GPS Premium
Leadership council proper channel to discuss Pakatan issues, says Chow Premium
MIC party polls were 'smooth and clean' without any mishaps, says new party VP T. Mohan Premium
ERL launches RM1 special fare for all stops this weekend Premium

Others Also Read


Vouchers