Sphinx molecule to rescue African farmers from witchweed

18th December 2018

An interdisciplinary team led by researchers at Nagoya University has discovered a highly potent and selective molecule, SPL7, that can lead seeds of the noxious parasitic weed Striga to suicide germination. Striga, also known as witchweed, has seriously affected millions of hectares of crop fields in Africa and poses a major threat to food security. Nevertheless, an effective method to control Striga infestation remains a challenge.

Contributions invited for “Remote sensing techniques for assessing soil erosion” session (SSS2.3) at EGU 2019

10th December 2018

The Society recently received an email from Miguel A. Campo-Bescós, Public University of Navarre, Spain, Irene Marzolff, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Saskia Foerster, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

Dear colleagues,