Striga infection into rice root

This video nicely illustrates how a Striga seed attaches to a rice root.

Land preparation

How does land preparation and water management affect crop establishment, weed management and rice yields? And why does a field need to be perfectly levelled to have optimal effect of fertilizers?

To know the answers to these and other questions, watch this video.

Interview Dr Jonne Rodenburg

Interview with Dr Jonne Rodenburg, AfricaRice Weed Scientist on PARASITE project.

PARASITE - Preparing African Rice Farmers Against Parasitic Weeds in a Changing Environment - is an exciting multi-disciplinary research project of Wageningen University, Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) and the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) of Benin (INRAB), Côte d'Ivoire (CNRA) and Tanzania (MARI). The project is funded through the Integrated Programme Scheme of The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Science for Global Development (NWO-WOTRO).

The overall aim of the project is to prepare the rice sector in threatened areas against projected increases in infestation levels of parasitic weeds, such as the upland species Striga asiatica and S. hermonthica and the hydromorphic-lowland species Rhamphicarpa fistulosa.