News in... December 2015

Uganda’s struggle with Striga… or is it Rhamphicarpa??

Last week we discovered the following YouTube message: “A parasitic weed has invaded and destroyed over 50 acres of Rice Plantations in Iganga Distinct leaving many farmers counting losses. The weeds identified as Striga have caused massive damage in a space of just two weeks in Buyanga Sub-county": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCxpFNQwVjc This video, produced for the Ugandan national television station NTV, shows rice

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