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How to control deadly maize weed

Farmers can control striga weed and maize stalk-borer by planting desmodium, a leguminous plant that also increases soil fertility through nitrogen provision and is a good source of feed for cows. According to the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), striga weed infests over 20m ha of crops in sub-Saharan Africa each year causing …

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