News in... October 2019

PhD opportunities with NRI and Rothamsted Research

NRI and Rothamsted Research are recruiting applicants for an exciting PhD project looking at ways to enhance the control of the parasitic weed Striga hermonthica in sorghum. For more information please contact Dr Jonne Rodenburg

Sucking the life out of its host: the Vampire weed

A team of researchers and students from NRI and Wageningen University, is investigating exactly how Rhamphicarpa fistulosa or as it’s more commonly known, Rice Vampireweed, gets its strength. Dr Jonne Rodenburg of NRI, says that ‘vampire’ is just one of the names this plant goes by: “actually a number of gruesome analogies have been used to describe this otherwise harmless-looking tropical plant,

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