IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 10, October 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Neena Priyanka*,**, P. K. Joshi
Lantana camara, a noxious weed, has been expanding and now established in many regions of the world, including India. As it poses major threats to ecosystem, it has been in the focus of control attempts. For the purpose of this research, various characteristics of Lantana camara are discussed and techniques to combat its invasion in India have been studied. Results reveal that species have become menace and expanding its range. Present research also suggest that more than 80% of studies focus on its impact, use, toxicity, and its therapeutic uses only. It thus comes out clear, that research focusing on path and progression of Lantana camara, besides knowing its ecology, is the need of the hour. Information of this kind, as presented in this research, is critically needed to plan-out a befitting response to protect the ecosystems at a matching scale; else it may be impossible to make any headway towards meaningful control with small, scattered and sporadic attempts.