Asian Plant Research Journal 2022-08-18T07:10:22+00:00 Asian Plant Research Journal Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Asian Plant Research Journal (ISSN: 2581-9992)&nbsp;</strong>aims to publish high quality papers <a href="/index.php/APRJ/general-guideline-for-authors">(Click here for Types of paper)</a> in all aspects of plant research. By not excluding papers based on novelty, this journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct and scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open-access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> <p>This is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.</p> <p>Every issue will consist of a minimum of 5 papers. Each issue will be running, and all officially accepted manuscripts will be immediately published online. The state-of-the-art running issue concept gives authors the benefit of 'Zero Waiting Time' for the officially accepted manuscripts to be published. This journal is an international journal and its scope is not confined by the boundary of any country or region.</p> Status of Ageratina adenophora Invasion in Radhi Locality of Trashigang District, Bhutan 2022-08-18T07:10:22+00:00 Karma Sherub Kelzang Dawa <p><em>Ageratina adenophora </em>(Sprengel) King and Robison, commonly known as Mexican devil, is considered as one of the aggressive species, which invades almost all parts of an ecosystem. Particularly, people who rear livestock and depend on naturally available fodders have a great concern over the invasion of this species. Therefore, this study was conducted to generate knowledge on current status of <em>A. adenophora </em>invasion and its potential impact on livestock and fodder species of Radhi Gewog (Village block) under Trashigang district of Bhutan. The study recorded the total of 14 fodder species distributed in both open and undisturbed forest, and <em>Artemisia </em>sp. was the most abundant fodder in the sampled site. We learnt that the livestock mainly used the open areas for grazing and browsing, but 87.5% of sampled plots in this area was invaded by the <em>A. adenophora</em>, affecting the growth of fodder species. Due to this reason, a strategic management plan needs to consider the eradicating or controlling the invasion of <em>A. adenophora</em> across the country, particularly at grazing sites and places where people depend on livestock for their livelihood.</p> 2022-08-18T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##