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Volume 4 Issue 4 Paper 1

Reviewing Striga, its economic importance and management practices

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Evans Jimmy Kenyi, PhD
Dean, College of Agriculture, Dr. John Garang University, Bor, South Sudan
E-mail: nyaliga53@gmail.com
Prof. Dr. Sampson A-Koi Binyason, PhD
Director-General, Yambio Polytechnic Institute of Agriculture
E-mail: sampsonaliai@gmail.com
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deng Manasseh Mach, PhD
Vice-Chancellor, University of Rumbek, Rumbek, South Sudan
E-mail: dengmanasseh@yahoo.uk.co
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Akim Ajieth Buny, PhD
College of Management Sciences, Dr. John Garang University, Bor, South Sudan. E-mail: akim.bunny@gmail.com
Prof. Dr. Wani Marcello D’raga, PhD
College of Natural Resources, University of Juba
E-mail: drwani49@gmail.com


Previous research identified over 4,000 species of angiosperms able to directly invade and parasitize other plants. Few of these are weeds and parasitize cultivated plants with almost no satisfactory control. These weedy parasites belong to various families and attach to host roots, shoots, or branches. The most damaging weedy root parasite belongs to family Orobanchaceae (formerly Scrophulariaceae). Two genera of this family are of economic importance. The findings of this study revealed that to alleviate hunger and reduce food insecurity especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, the scorch of Striga on cereals are be tackled vigorously. Therefore, objective of this review is to show areas where research on Striga has been done so that avenues for further and new research initiatives in the management of parasite could be directed.

Keywords: Striga, species of economic importance, striga management practices

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