The biology of Striga
Published: February 2015
Age: 14-19 and upwards
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Source/institution: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
One of the major parasites is striga, a weed that sucks the juice and nutrients from cereal crops such as millet, sorghum and maize and causes great yield losses. A single striga plant can produce hundreds of thousands of seeds. The seeds are so tiny that most farmers do not know they are seeds. They really look more like black dust. But don’t be fooled. A hard-hitting report from The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).