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Author Ejeta, Gebisa.

Title Integrating New Technologies For Striga Control : Towards Ending The Witch-hunt
Published Singapore : World Scientific, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (356 pages)
Contents Preface; CONTENTS; Section I Introduction -- The Witches' Curse; Section II Biology and Chemistry -- The Needed Basics; Section III Knowledge-based Breeding -- Translating Information to Products; Section IV Biotechnology: Opening New Frontiers; Section V Agronomic Options: The First and Essential Line of Control and Policy Considerations; Section VI Biocontrol: Untapped Potential?; Section VII Epilogue; Index
Summary Witchweeds (Striga species) decimate agriculture in much of Africa and parts of Asia, attacking the major cereal grains and legumes, and halving the already very low yields of subsistence farmers. Several years of research have provided promising technologies, based on the fundamental biology of the parasitehost associations, for dealing with this scourge. However, there is an apparent realization that these technologies will fail because highly successful weeds such as Striga evolve resistance to all types of controls unless proven methods are integrated with each other for a more sustainabl
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Form Electronic book
Author Gressel, Jonathan.
ISBN 1281121851
9789812771506 (electronic bk.)
9812771506 (electronic bk.)