Fighting off rice vampiers: parasitic weeds threaten food security in Africa

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Devastating parasitic weeds are doing millions of dollars’ worth of damage to crops in sub-Saharan Africa. They drain their host plants dry like vampires. Researchers are doing their best to thwart these underground profiteers.

Period20 Mar 2017

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  • TitleFighting off rice vampiers: parasitic weeds threaten food security in Africa
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletWageningen World no. 1, p. 34-39
    Media typePrint
    CountryNetherlands
    Date20/03/17
    DescriptionDevastating parasitic weeds are doing millions of dollars’ worth of damage to crops in sub-Saharan Africa. They drain their host plants dry like vampires. Researchers are doing their best to thwart these underground profiteers.
    Producer/AuthorWageningen University & Research
    URLhttps://edepot.wur.nl/428691
    PersonsLammert Bastiaans