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Study on heath forest species of Melaleuca cajuputi as potential natural herbicide agent to suppress weed growth in landscape maintenance management

Othman, Rashidi and Wan Daud, Wan Masyitah and Ramya, Razanah and Johari, Nursyafica Nadia and Baharuddin, Zainul Mukrim (2019) Study on heath forest species of Melaleuca cajuputi as potential natural herbicide agent to suppress weed growth in landscape maintenance management. In: International Conference on Ecology and Biodiversity Across Time and Space 2018 (ICEBATS 2018), 15th-16th August 2018, Penang Island.

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Abstract

Weeds are diverse in their habit and habitats throughout the world. In landscape management, weeds are of concern because they compete with other plants for growth factors. Modern management nowadays relies on the importance of synthetic chemicals to control weeds as unwanted plants in order to reduce the weed management cost. The use of herbicides does not represent an appropriate tool for the control of some weeds developing but leading negatively affect the environment. Managing the landscape and natural resources are not only designing good views and environment but also upgrading and maintaining it through a good consideration to ensure the living environment. Therefore, this study aimed to explore Melaleuca cajuputi of heath forest species as potential natural herbicides agent in sustainable landscape management. Three assessments were conducted in order to determine their effectiveness towards suppressing weeds without degrading the environmental quality index. Assessment of physicochemical properties of soil and water, as well as allelochemical compounds, demonstrated that these species having allelopathic potential as a natural herbicide.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 3842/65956
Uncontrolled Keywords: natural herbicide agent. weed growth, landscape maintenance, Melaleuca cajuputi
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QD Chemistry
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD169 Environmental protection
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr rashidi othman
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 16:46
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2020 10:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/65956

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