Integrating New Technologies for Striga Control: Towards Ending the Witch-hunt (Google eBook)

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Jonathan Gressel
World Scientific, Jan 1, 2007 - Electronic books - 345 pages
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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 parasite?host 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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Contents

Section II Biology and Chemistry The Needed Basics
17
Section III Knowledgebased Breeding Translating Information to Products
85
Opening New Frontiers
143
The First and Essential Line of Control and Policy Considerations
197
Untapped Potential?
281
Section VII Epilogue
325
Index
339
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