What you see here looks like a nice green crop of grass or grazing for cattle but look a little closer Parthenium hysterophorous vegetation is classed as a noxious weed it’s an introduced plant a pest to agriculture a threat to animals and increasingly a health threat to humans well it looks different depending on its stage of growth
the first stage is the seedling pretty much like any other seedling but it has soft furry leaves then there’s the rosette with the plant lies flat and close to the ground the early growth stage is when the plant starts to shoot upwards followed by full growth with small creamy white flowers at this stage the plant can be one to one-and-a-half meters tall.
when growing parthenium may be small and compact or tall and bushy may be found as a single plant or a colony of plants grouped together or as a large mess in fact anywhere there is a bare piece of ground large or small parthenium will grow once a sensitivity or allergy is established then each time contact occurs with the offending or sensitizing substance, in this case, parthenium, the person reacts by sneezing itching watery eyes nose and
so on in fact all the symptoms of an allergic response how you react to parthenium depends on your individual makeup well when I first come to Claremont 25 26 years ago I had no allergies I’ve never had hay fever I wasn’t an asthmatic I am now some people may develop contact dermatitis with reddening irritation and itching of the skin the most frequent symptoms in central Queensland are conjunctivitis
hay fever pitching an irritation of the nose mouth and eyes asthmatics especially may start coughing and wheezing at night to start with my eyes water I get tied in the chest I get hay fever sneezing my eye actually my skin on my forehead and will peel when I come in contact with Pacinian the primary reaction would be to have a rash on my hands in between my fingers and around my muzzle if you’d like to call it that and in my nose then around my eyes and then if that was in the morning.
When I was in the garden then that night which is considerable hours later say 8 or 10 hours later I probably have asthma, more importantly, if you already have allergies of any nature then the chances are you’re at risk of developing sensitivity to parthenium weed which may be followed by an allergic reaction why the eldest daughter used to come home and then go back to the cities and she’d have history problems and the doctors say you know you gotta be gone to a national park and she never were telling that home was a cattle station now normally allergy reactions to plants are usually triggered off by contact with pollen or seeds however with parthenium all parts of the the
The plant including stem root flowers and leaves may initiate the allergy response and reaction process at the bar we had an Abitur there that we were buying livestock in and we got party news come on we’re on the property that we were using a saboteur and it was taking over and we started spraying and I found that when not after I’d been spraying the parthenium got home in the middle of the night I couldn’t breathe and its most the frightening thing you ever had a threat choked up I just couldn’t breathe, unfortunately, once an allergy to parthenium has developed its, therefore, life at the moment there isn’t any treatment for allergic reactions to parthenium weed nor is there a cure-all that can be done is to treat the symptoms the potential points of contact with parthenium are anywhere and everywhere
There’s been land degradation overgrazing or soil disturbance on roadsides especially at the edges where seeds have been dropped from passing vehicles soil moisture promotes germination in paddocks where overgrazing or land degradation has enabled us to establish a colony watering point where stock drink parthenium seed carried by the stock congregating around the water drops from the bare ground and subsequently germinates around houses buildings and shops usually.
In this case, the plant parts are carried on clothing shoe equipment, or vehicles they land on the ground and germinate in gardens carried in by friends children, and pets on sports fields especially close to bushland or scrub paths in Ian’s weed loves to grow in areas where it has little competition from other vegetation this includes nice short grassy areas or bare patches where it has room to spread and colonize alternatively parthenium can hide amongst longer grass undetected for long periods of time the warning is to be careful cautious and alert for any signs of the weed it’s worth noting that if there’s one plant they’ll be more.
When and where are you likely to come in contact with parthenium one place is at home in and around the garden those little bare patches between plants on borders behind sheds in corners wherever there’s a little empty space sometimes parthenium will sneak in and around tall bushy plants and grow amongst or underneath them likewise children may bring parthenium seeds or plant pieces into the garden from other play areas.
Which may then colonize a little patch some people will never develop an allergy to parthenium some people will develop an allergy knowingly or otherwise after the first time contact occurs but certain people are at more the risk of developing sensitivity to parthenium than others so I went down to he and he did all the pinpricks up my arm and found out that I was allergic to ryegrass and Paspalum and any sort of grass everything that was green and growing.
I seemed to be allergic to comes through the maternal side from my mother who was a nurse Matic and she had allergies and her new sisters? and the elder sister had three daughters and they too have allergies and asthma allergies to everything but now pallidum the earlier you take appropriate management action the less chance you have of reacting to the plants firstly be aware of your own sensitivities.
If you know you have hay fever asthma or dermatitis type skin reactions take precautions against potential contact with parthenium weird for people who have hay fever conjunctivitis or other allergic reactions and are not sure what the cause is carried antihistamine tablets with you, these will enable you to carry on with whatever you’re doing without too much interference take one as soon as the first signs of a reaction start to show don’t wait until the symptoms and work as slow poison and they are affecting your activities.
I use an inhaler Ventolin inhaler to prevent hopefully prevent a reaction if I’m going to make grass I take a claret iron tablet and I take an inhalation of Sarah Tide Oh actually I have to say that I take mechanize as well that’s a nasal spray that stops the irritation in your nasal passages I find that’s a big help and if I’m um if the yards are dusty or that I take that before I start and I also take Clara time to carry water with you whenever possible to rinse your face and eyes just throw the water over your face as soon as you can after exposure to parthenium.
Use eye drops to wash out your eyes as well small vials of eyedrops can easily be carried in a pocket in the flowering season keep away from any plant or grass pollen that you may be allergic to once your immune system has been activated by any allergy the chances are it will be on high alert for the rest of the summer or flowering period if you can cover arms and legs to reduce exposed skin areas light loose cotton clothing is best for comfort wearing a mask and gloves
When around parthenium plants whether in the garden or in the paddock will help greatly to reduce pollen and plant fragments from getting into your nose mouth and upper Airways it doesn’t matter whether you’re trying to remove parthenium plants from yours.
In the garden around your work environment or paddock, there are some basic steps you need to take to protect yourself from contacts firstly never ever handle the plant with bare hands even though you may have already handled parthenium without any apparent reaction you can still develop dermatitis at some stage further,
You may accidentally rub your face eyes, or mouth with contaminated hands running the risk of aggravating any hay fever or asthma already present as well as sensitizing yourself to parthenium at home you can spray an odds small plant with weed killers such as roundup as long as you do this before the plant
Flowers and before the seeds are spread once the plant is flowered don’t try to pull it out especially if the ground is hard you will just spread the pollen and seeds there’s cancel out there that’ll spray this for you they’ve got workers to use them they’ll be using the right equipment the right here they’ll have the right damn master no need to put on for larger areas of parthenium around buildings or along roadsides again contact your local council
Parthenium hysterophorous vegetation Everything has some negative and positive sides. Same things with nature. On the one hand, nature gives us beneficial plants but some dangerous for us also.
Parthenium hysterophorous is one of the most dangerous vegetation for humans. But some people are negligence about to us.
we have to need awareness about parthenium hysterophorous because day by day it spreading in our environment.
People are not sure how to use this vegetation. But in the study, if we touch on this vegetation we have to face respiratory problems.
Parthenium hysterophorous is seven no vegetation in the world. its growth is an increase in the rainy season. In this time which area people is not aware of this vegetation that is its growth is increased day by day. It’s one plant thousand of seeds spreading here and there ant its micro seeds easily grow everywhere. If people are not aware of this vegetation. The next generation has to face respiratory problems.
Parthenium hysterophorous vegetation completes our life cycle by 3 to 4 months and increases every year. It is easily grown in every environment. It is a very dangerous impact on other food grains, crops like pea, maize, jowar, sesame, castor, vegetables, sugarcane, millet, groundnut, and garden crops.
Its micro seed easily grows everywhere and spreading thousand of kilometers easily. Currently, time is concerning because it creates many types of respiratory problems. In the study, it is harmful to humans as well as animals.
Animal also neglect this grass in our diet. It may be dangerous for another plan like eggplant, pepper, tomato. it is disturbing the germination process and growth of these plants. Current time many respiratory problems like dermatitis, eczema, allergies, fever, asthma are increasing day by day the word. It may be one of the big causes of this disease. If animals intake it in our diet it’s affected to animal milk you feel some bitterness in animal milk and maybe reasons for the death of the animal.
Aquaculture specialists studies about parthenium hysterophorous how to best use this grass.
Aquaculture specialists are searching for many types of prevention using in agricultural areas, the herbicide chemical Atrazine is used before flowering 1.5॰ kg. Active ingredients should be used per hectare. glyphosate 2 kg active ingredient per hectare and metribuzin 2 kg. Element per hectare should be applied before flowering. Atrazine 1 to 1.5॰ kg from maize, jowar, millet crops.