View Vol. 5 ,  Iss. 2 (April 2023)

Journal of Botanical Research

ISSN: 2630-5054 (Online)

Vol. 5 , Iss. 2 (April 2023)



  • An Insight of Parasitic Weeds in Africa and Scientific Developments: A Review

    Christopher Kalima Phiri, Vernon H. Kabambe, James Bokosi

    Article ID: 5535    DOI:

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    Parasitic weeds are a major threat to food security in Africa and control measures mostly done by smallholder farmers are not effective in eradicating the parasites. This results in a yield loss up to 100%. Parasitic weeds comprise Alectra vogelii, Striga spp., Orobanche spp., Rafflesia spp., and Phoradendron spp. Parasitic attachment is successful when three necessary conditions have been... More