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BASF Partners Institutes to Control Striga Weed in Africa

3:32 AM MDT | June 6, 2011 | Alex Scott

BASF says it has joined a group of international research organizations in a four-year partnership to develop a multi-technology strategy for controlling the invasive striga weed in Africa. Striga presents a serious threat to the economic and social viability of the Sub-Saharan Africa region, causing crop losses worth up to $1,2 billion/year in corn and cowpeas alone. BASF is partnering with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA); the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF); and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center...

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