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Title: Control of Striga in Sorghum: The Striga Resistant Sorghum Varieties Developed at NaSARRI

Date Published: 2012
Author/s: NaSARRI
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Funding Agency :
Copyright/patents/trade marks: NaSARRI
Journal Publisher: NaSARRI
Affiliation: National Forestry Resources Research Institute - NaFORRI


STRIGA (Witch weed or Emoto ( Ateso) is the main
constraint limiting sorghum productivity in Uganda. It
is a very dangerous parasitic weed on sorghum causing
yield loss of 60-100% on small holder farmers in
the main sorghum growing areas.
The infested area is estimated at 107,798(ha) by
mainly striga hermonthica (purple flowers) and striga
Asiatica ( red flowers)