Potential of invasive plants (Prosopis juliflora) to promote green economy

Authors: AL-BALUSHI SAID*, Sulan Qaboos University
Topics: Biogeography, Hazards, Risks, and Disasters
Keywords: Prosopis juliflora , exotic species , economic potential , green economy
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM
Room: Taylor, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
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The invasion of the Prosopis juliflora plant as an exotic species attracted national attention both at the governmental and popular level. It became clear to all sides that Prosopis juliflora was out of control. The issue is no longer related to its use as an road decoration, as there must be effective programs to manage and deal with it, either as an alien species, or as an economic resource with its benefits and advantages. In fact, there are few studies that have attempted to study the economic effects of Prosopis juliflora, both regionally and locally. Some of the studies noted that the strengths of Prosopis juliflora are common bushes available for use, Strong shrubs capable of living and multiplying in extremely drought-prone environments, inexpensive during propagation, rapidly spreading and able to recover soil minerals. However, the weaknesses of mesquite are no local comparisons or experiments to identify its performance among local species. This study attempts to identify the economic potential of Prosopis juliflora through a diagnostic analysis of relevant studies and research and how it can promote green economy.

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