Changing pattern of the flora vis-a-vis tea cultivation in Uttarakhand Hills

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dc.contributor.author Bisht, V.
dc.contributor.author Negi, G.C.S.
dc.contributor.author Joshi, G.C.
dc.contributor.editor Jain, N.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-12T17:38:39Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-12T17:38:39Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.description This item was scanned with a HP 4850 Scanjet at 300 dpi and consists of 7 pages. en
dc.description.abstract This communication outlines the influence of tea cultivation on the change in vegetation through summer, winter and rainy season in tea gardens and adjoining non-tea areas in Uttarakhand hills. A total of 184 genera (57 families) grow in summer, 263 genera (73 families) in rainy season and 21 1 genera (57 families) in winter. Weed species such as Ageratum conyzoides, Chrysanthellum americanum, Crassocephalum crepidioides and others grow abundantly in tea gardens, which are otherwise uncommon in the native flora adjoining the tea gardens. These species may invade the adjacent areas and change the composition of native flora that could lead to ecological consequences such as alteration of natural habitat, elimination of native species and a change in pollinators' populations. Some of the habitats ideal for medicinal herbs have been brought under tea cultivation. The adverse impact on insect pollination and soil fauna is emphasized due to the use of pesticides in tea gardens. en
dc.identifier.citation Bisht, V, Negi, GCS & Joshi GC, 2007 'Changing Pattern of the Flora Vis-a-vis Tea Cultivation in Uttarakhand Hills', International Journal of Tea Science, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 15-21. en
dc.identifier.issn 0972-544X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/8408
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher International Society of Tea Science (ISTS) en
dc.rights International Society of Tea Science (ISTS) en
dc.subject Camellia sinensis en
dc.subject Uttarakhand hills en
dc.subject Tea cultivation en
dc.subject Native flora en
dc.subject.lcsh Tea -- Habitat en
dc.subject.lcsh Tea gardens en
dc.subject.lcsh Habitat (Ecology) en
dc.subject.lcsh Tea trade en
dc.subject.lcsh Vegetation management en
dc.subject.lcsh Insect pollinators en
dc.subject.lcsh Soil animals en
dc.subject.lcsh Pesticides -- Environmental aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Weeds -- Control en
dc.title Changing pattern of the flora vis-a-vis tea cultivation in Uttarakhand Hills en
dc.type Article en


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