Parasitic weeds of the genus Striga—also known as witchweeds—are a major threat to upland rice production in several parts of Africa. The roots of Striga seedlings penetrate the root cells of host plants, among them, rice, and leave them weak and unproductive. AfricaRice and its partners are making significant headway in the struggle to control Striga in rice fields across the continent. Read more about the AfricaRice activities on Striga on the AfricaRice website: http://africarice.blogspot.nl/?m=0.
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