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.
Jonne 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/.