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Famine weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is a problematic invasive noxious weed which is spreading at a shocking rate in KwaZulu-Natal, causing major damage in agriculture and is detrimental to humans. It has been found as far south as KwaMashu in Durban, with random sightings from the South Coast.
Triffid weed or chromolaena (Chromolaena odorata) is an invasive weed of agriculture, forestry and conservation in many parts of the world. In KwaZulu-Natal, it rapidly degrades indigenous forests and savannas and is a weed problem in commercial plantations. Research has shown that chromolaena is easily killed by herbicides applied to…