Parasite Programme presentations during the World Congress on Parasitic Plants, Sheffield, UK

Between 16 and 19 July 2013, the 12th World Congress on Parasitic Plants was held in Sheffield, UK. The congress brought together scientists representing a wide spectrum of disciplines, research approaches, and geographical representation of parasitic plant research. Our Parasite Programme was well represented during the congress.

Simon in Sheffield, UKJonne Rodenburg gave 5 minute plenary oral presentation on a poster of PhD-project 1 entitled: “Ecological niche differences between Rhamphicarpa fistulosa and Striga asiatica in rainfed rice.”

Jonne also presented findings from PhD-project 2: “Timing as a parasitic weed management strategy for smallholder rice farmers.”

Simon N’cho gave a presentation on PhD-project 3 entitled: “Factors affecting parasitic weeds infestation in rain-fed lowland rice: the case of Rhamphicarpa fistulosa in Benin.”

The presentations have been uploaded on the website and can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlinks. For more information, please check: http://ipps13.group.shef.ac.uk/.